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FAMILY OF BANK ROBBERS, THE BUTSON FAMILY OF COLORADO, ARRESTED AFTER EIGHT HEISTS IN WHICH TWO BROTHERS, NICK AND BRADEN, TOOK TURNS TO DO THE HOLD-UPS WHILE THEIR FATHER BROCK DROVE THE GETAWAY

Braden Butson, his brother, Nicholas Butson and their father, Brock Butson and have linked them to 8 bank robberies

Family of bank robbers arrested after eight heists in which brothers took  turns to do the hold-ups and the father drove getaway

  • Brock Butson, 51, and his sons Braden,  23, and Nicholas, 20, successfully raided Academy Bank in Colorado Springs four  times since May
  • They also bagged cash from the city’s  American National Bank, US Bank and First Bank
  • Police were baffled by descriptions of  the same man but changing height
  • All three are being held at the Criminal  Justice Centre in Colorado Spring

By  Mia De Graaf Daily Mail PUBLISHED:  9 September 2013

A family of serial bank robbers that ran  rings around the police with eight heists in four months have been  caught.

Brock Butson, 51, and his sons Braden, 23,  and Nicholas, 20, successfully raided Academy Bank in Colorado Springs four  times since May – in between robberies at  the city’s American National Bank, US Bank and First Bank.

A major investigation team enlisted the help  of the FBI after chasing the trio for four months without success.

Braden Butson, his brother, Nicholas Butson and their father, Brock Butson and have linked them to 8 bank robberiesArrested: The trio ran rings around police as they  robbed one bank four times in four months. Brothers Braden (right) and Nicholas  (left) took turns to raid the banks as father Brock (centre) drove the getaway  car

 

Initially searching for one suspect, baffled officers were thrown by reports that  seemed to describe the same man – but his height kept changing.

But after a tip-off on Monday led them to the  getaway car, the team discovered a family of gangsters in Travel Star  motel.

The gang were arrested on Thursday after days  of surveillance.

In each holdup, the suspect wore a baseball  cap and demanded money without a weapon.

The father, Brock, is said to have driven the  getaway car as  his children took it in turns to demand cash in a family  conspiracy  harking back to the likes of the Kray Twins and The  Godfather.

Twins Reggie (left) and Ronnie Kray were a forceful crime duo controlling London's East End in the 1950s and 1960sTwins Reggie (left) and Ronnie Kray were a forceful  crime duo controlling London’s East End in the 1950s and 1960s

 

Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather II. Family is the key to criminal success for the so-called Five FamiliesAl Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather II.  Family is the key to criminal success for the so-called Five Families

 

Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke play brothers of a Prohibition-era gangster family in LawlessShia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke play brothers  of a Prohibition-era gangster family in Lawless

 

It is a classic tale that has inspired films  for decades – including last year’s Lawless, in which Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy  and Jason Clarke appear as a family bootlegging trio in Prohibition-era  America.

Using their near-identical features, Braden  and Nicholas Butson, like Ronnie and Reggie Kray, were a forceful double  act.

Police revised their estimated photographic  ID of the single suspect a number of times as they grappled to make sense of the  conflicting reports from witnesses.

All three are being held at the Criminal  Justice Centre in Colorado Springs.

Sons Braden and Nicolas are due to stand  trial on 16 September. A date is not set for father Brock.

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