Texas Father Allegedly Recruits Children for Bank Robberies

A father, son and daughter were charged with a string of bank robberies.
3:00 | 11/19/12

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A father and son have been charged withholding up a string of banks. The daughter drove the getaway car. And abc's ryan owens has all the details on why they did it. Reporter: These mug shots may not look like the unusual family portrait, until they got arrested, the father robert catt and son and daughter hayden look normal. It's not them. Reporter: A son in a mask and son in a fake mustache, robbing a bank near houston while the daughter sits in the getaway car. Detectives believe the trio have pulled off as many as seven heists in two states. It's real. I didn't want to believe it. Reporter: Abby's room made visited her in jail this weekend. If it was anybody else asking her to do that, she would never do it. I think out of loyalty she felt she had to. Reporter: Abby and her go grew up near portland, oregon. Both were honor students, members of the swim team. Friends say their father worked hard to support them after their mother died. Police say that's dad in a cowboy hat. Dad and son dressed as painters. I think they were brainwashed to do what their dad needed. I guess he felt he needed to rob a bank. Reporter: The family recently moved to texas leaving behind this vacant house and bankruptcy. They've only been charged in texas and haven't entered pleas, but police now suspect the trio hit five banks before they ever ft egon. I still love all of them to death. But mad that he would get his kids involved. Reporter: Apparently, it's their creative costumes that finally put the family out of business. Detectives said they caught them on tape buying those disguises at a home de340e. Depot. Ryan owens, abc news, dallas.

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