Jeffery Lamont Pool, 47, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Luther Ray Leonard, 23, of Renton, Wash., were arrested at their home in Renton early Monday, the FBI said in a release. They allegedly carried out five armed bank robberies between Jan. 16 and July 1 in Seattle and surrounding communities.
The robbers became known as the "Big Top bandits" because they wore a variety of hats during the holdups.
While no one was seriously injured during any of the robberies, on one occasion a shot was fired inside a bank. In June, one of the robbers hit a teller in the face.
The FBI said Pool is also wanted in Texas on armed robbery and parole violation charges.