Men Wanted For Grocery Store Bank Robberies Arrested

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(Memphis) A man wanted for a series of grocery store bank robberies has been arrested.

On Nov. 5, CrimeStoppers received a tip identifying 26-year-old Matthew Schweitzer as the serial bank robber.

FBI officials arrested him later that day.

Prosecutors say Schweitzer confessed to three robberies including one which happened Nov. 4 at the SunTrust Bank, located at 676 N. Germantown Parkway in Cordova.

The man captured on a surveillance camera is seen going in, approaching a teller, indicating he has a weapon, then demanding and receiving money.

Schweitzer is believed to be the same person wanted for robbing another bank inside a Kroger store at Mendenhall and Sanderlin.

He also told investigators that he was present at a robbery on Oct. 11, at the First Tennessee Bank inside the Kroger at 9025 U.S. Highway 64.

However, Schweitzer said 25-year-old Derek Wurth was the one who went in to rob the bank.

Wurth was arrested on Nov. 6.

Both men have been charged in separate criminal complaints with one count of bank robbery.

At a hearing, federal agents said Schweitzer is a heroine addict and has mental health issues.

Schweitzer was denied bond at the afternoon hearing.

According to his Facebook page, Schweitzer was Executive Chef at Paulette's until July.

Since then, his page contains photos of food and comments like "depressed" and "Walking down Madison, in search of tonight's dinner....."

There are also numerous personal items for sale.

We've also learned Schweizter's sister is among those burned out of a Midtown Memphis apartment complex last Friday.


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