Colorado Brothers, Father Accused of Committing Eight Bank Robberies
(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Two Colorado brothers and their father are facing multiple robbery charges following a flurry of heists that left authorities wondering who the suspect could be. Braden Butson, 23; his brother, Nicolas Butson, 20; and their father, Brock Butson, 51, were arrested and booked into the Criminal Justice Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday, according to the jail.
The family's alleged crime spree started in May. The brothers are suspected of robbing eight banks in total, and their father is suspected of driving the getaway car, ABC's Denver affiliate KMGH-TV reported.
What initially confused Colorado Springs police about the heists was that they thought they were searching for one serial bank robber. While the description of the suspect stayed the same, his height kept changing after the crimes were reported.
Authorities decided it might be a family affair after they spotted the suspect's vehicle at the Travel Star Inn and Suites in Colorado Springs on Thursday. The three family members were arrested on the scene, KMGH-TV reported.
The brothers Butson are each being held on $250,000 bond. They are both due in the 12th District of the Colorado State Judicial Branch on Sept. 16.
Brock Butson is being held on $750,000 bond, a spokesman at the Criminal Justice Center told ABC News. He does not have a court date scheduled at this time.
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