Family of serial bank robbers busted

By LeaAnne Klentzman

In a bizarre chain of events and diligent detective work a family of bank robbers are now in jail facing charges from a myriad of law enforcement agencies.

On October 1, 2012, shortly before 2 p.m., two men dressed in caution orange vests wearing sunglasses, looking like construction workers, walked in and robbed the 1st Community Credit Union located in the 23100 block of Cinco Ranch Boulevard near Katy. At the time of the robbery the men were described as white males, wearing dark sunglasses, the younger of which was wearing a fake mustache. The older suspect disguised the lower part of his face with a painter’s mask.

The suspected family of three was tracked down and brought to justice after a determined investigator, Jeff Martin, was able to track the trio by the vests they wore in the robbery. Determining the purchase location of the vests led to further information that led to the family’s arrest on November 9, 2012 at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Dominion Way off Mason Road near Katy.

Ronald Scott Catt, 50, and his 20 year old son Hayden Scott Catt were arrested at their apartment on warrants last Friday afternoon. Catt’s daughter and younger sister to Hayden, Abigail “Abby” Catt, 18, was arrested later that day when she turned herself in to authorities. She is suspected of being the getaway driver for the heists. Father and son each have a bond of $140,000. “Abby” is being held on a bond of $100,000.

According to those close to the investigation, there are links to this family and bank robberies dating as far back as 10 years across many western states; more details are expected as the investigation further unfolds. The Catt trio have been charged with the Cinco Ranch credit union robbery in north Fort Bend County and are suspects in possibly two more in Harris County.

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said the investigation is still ongoing.

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