Coffee stop turns into arrest scene

William Cole Hall, 48, is accused of robbing a Wachovia Bank

February 10, 2010 2:21:19 PM PST
A stop for coffee at a Starbucks turned into an arrest scene for a suspected bank robber. William Cole Hall, 48, was arrested by several law enforcement agencies as he was getting a coffee at Starbucks on Post Oak at Westheimer over the noon hour today. Hall is accused of robbing a Wachovia Bank on San Felipe last Friday around 5pm.

According to FBI spokesperson Shauna Dunlap, the bank robber made a verbal demand and kept his hand in his pocket. It's unknown if he actually had a weapon. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

A note was left behind during the robbery. Dunlap said when the note was examined it was determined the paper had been torn from a Texas Department of Criminal Justice instruction sheet and the sheet included Hall's TDCJ inmate number.

Hall has previous convictions that include drug possession and theft.