UPDATE MARCH 1: A father and son were indicted Wednesday in connection with the armed robberies committed at two Henderson credit unions.
Jeffrey Alan James, 51, and Jessy Stewart James, 22, both of Las Vegas, are each charged with one count of Hobbs Act Robbery and one count of bank robbery. Trial has been scheduled for May 9.
According to court documents, on Jan. 24, Jeffrey and Jessy James stole approximately $4,000 from a Silver State Schools Credit Union. Jeffrey James pointed a replica firearm at a bank teller’s head and demanded money. Jessy James placed a suitcase on the counter and informed the teller that if she cooperated, she would not be shot.
It is further alleged that on Feb. 16, Jessy James stole approximately $4,207 from the America First Credit Union. He approached a bank teller with two large envelopes. One envelope had a demand note to the effect of “This is a robbery, not a joke” and the other envelope held a replica firearm with the barrel pointing at the bank teller through a hole in the paper. Jeffrey James waited outside of the credit union and acted as a getaway driver once Jessy James had completed the robbery.
The case is being investigated by the Henderson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
UPDATE 7 P.M. FEB. 23: A father and son duo accused of robbing two credit unions in Henderson have a long history of crime.
According to a Henderson police report, father Jeffrey James is an ex-felon, whose MO is robbing banks inside grocery stores.
Neighbors who know son Jessy said his reputation hasn't been good either.
"He was known for drugs and burglary," said a neighbor who didn't want to be named.
She said she's watched the 22-year-old grow up and her husband even warned Jessy about the consequences of his lifestyle.
"My husband tried to tell him multiple times on changing his life, but he obviously did not listen," said the neighbor.
Both Jessy and Jeffrey James were arrested on several burglary and robbery charges.
Police said after the pair was arrested they searched their car and home and found multiple items related to the robberies, including a note that read "this is a bank robbery."
HENDERSON (KTNV) -- A father and son team suspected of robbing two credit unions were arrested by Henderson Police.
Jessy James, 22 and his father, 51-year old Jeffrey James are suspected of robbing a Silver State Schools Credit Union branch, located at 9302 S. Eastern Ave. on January 24 and the America’s First Credit Union, at 10608 S. Eastern Ave. on February 16.
They were arrested without incident at a Walmart parking lot in Henderson. Henderson Police found money from the credit union robberies in the pockets of both men. Detectives also recovered evidence of their involvement in the crimes during a search of the James' vehicles.
Jessy and Jeffrey James are suspected of robbing the credit unions by presenting a note to cashiers demanding money and brandishing a gun. No one was injured during either of the robberies.
They are being held at the Henderson Detention Center on robbery and burglary charges.