Fugitive Files Arrest: Video game play becomes real-life gun theft, MPD says

2 teens arrested
Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 7:24 PM CST
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UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old Reginald Banks IV surrendered Wednesday in connection with a December robbery at Green Tree Apartments and is charged with robbery, according to Mobile police.

Authorities said investigators also learned that the second suspect in the case is a 16-year-old boy.

Both Banks and the juvenile were taken to Mobile County Metro Jail today, MPD said.



MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -Unfortunately, real life intruded on one guy while he played video games with two others.

That’s 18-year-old Reginald Banks IV. Last month, according to MPD Investigators, Banks and another, unidentified guy, dropped by the victim’s apartment to play video games. But when the victim showed off his father’s gun to his guests, that’s when everybody forgot about playing games. Police say one of the guys grabbed the weapon, and took off running. The victim ran after them, but that’s when the other suspect, pulled a gun, and pointed at the victim. He wisely stopped running after the pair, and called police.

Reginald Banks IV, is 6 feet, 4 inches tall, weighing 276 pounds, so he shouldn’t be hard to spot. Corporal Ryan Blakely, with MPD, also told me Banks is now charged with Felony, Second Degree Theft. Investigators are also looking for the other guy who was with Banks the 4th. They believe both are still in the area.

If you have seen Reginald Banks IV, or know where he is, call the FOX10 News Fugitive Files-Crime Stoppers Hotline at 251-208-7211. When you make the call, you don’t have tell anyone your name.


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