El Paso — The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force has arrested a teenager in connection to a bank robbery from earlier this week.
The FBI said Joseph Isaac Ward, 18, entered the Wells Fargo Bank on Woodrow Bean around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday and displayed a weapon that was tucked in his pants and demanded money from the teller.
The FBI followed up on numerous anonymous tips received from the public after the bank robbery and was able to successfully solve the first bank robbery of 2013 within 34 hours of occurrence.
According to the FBI, Ward is unemployed and was taken into custody Wednesday evening without incident.
Ward will go before Federal Judge Norbert Garney Thursday afternoon for his initial appearance where he will be charged with one count of armed bank robbery.