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Dad, son under scrutiny in 2nd bank heist, police say

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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2006 6:32 am | Updated: 2:32 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The father and son accused of robbing a Mesa bank this week are under investigation for another recent robbery at the same bank.

Christopher Michael Baeza Jr., 23, and his father, Christopher A. Baeza Sr., 43, are accused of robbing the Tempe Schools Credit Union, 2136 E. Baseline Road, on Thursday.

Mesa police said Friday the pair may have been involved in a robbery at the bank last month.

The younger Baeza was jailed on suspicion of armed robbery and illegal possession of a weapon in Thursday’s robbery. According to Maricopa County Superior Court records, he is on probation for an armed robbery conviction in 1998, and is barred from owning a weapon.

The father was jailed on suspicion of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, prohibited possession of a weapon and unlawful flight from law enforcement. He was convicted in 1999 of driving under the influence, court records show.

Conviction of armed robbery is punishable by up to a year in prison. Illegal possession of a weapon is punishable by up to 1 1 /2 years in prison. Resisting arrest is punishable by up to a year in prison.

A felony conviction can have fines of up to $150,000.

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