Odessa Man Arrested for Two Robberies

ODESSA - An Odessa man has been arrested for two robberies Monday afternoon.

Police say 23-year-old Bryan Jimmie Banks approached a Verizon Wireless employee who was in the process of making a deposit at Western National Bank and pointed a shotgun at her and demanded money. The victim threw the money bag on the ground. Banks took the money and bag and then drove off.

A short time later a store clerk at a Dollar General store reported a theft to police. The clerk told police a man matching Banks description pushed the clerk while stealing from the store.

Banks was stopped a short time later in the 5300 block of North Grandview by a DPS trooper. Both victims identified Banks. He has been charged with Aggravated Robbery and Robbery.

He is currently in the Ector County Detention Center.