FBI Seeks Mesh Mask Bandit
Suspect May Be Responsible for Nine Recent Metroplex Bank Robberies
|FBI Dallas February 22, 2013|
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who may have robbed nine banks since December 31, 2012.
In each instance, the armed man, wearing a tight black mesh mask, ran into the bank, approached the counter with a weapon drawn, verbally demanded cash, and ran away from the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money. No one has been physically harmed.
The robber is described as a black or Hispanic male, 5’7” to 6’2” tall, with a medium to large build. Despite his features being completely obscured by the mesh mask, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and gloves, authorities believe that several clues will help to identify him:
- The robber may have sustained chemical burns during the robbery that occurred on January 31, 2013, at Capital One Bank in Dallas. His clothing and skin may have also been dyed red.
- In several robberies, bank surveillance photos show him wearing a large watch on his left wrist and a distinctive hat.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477). A reward may result from information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.
Robbery locations through the Metroplex:
|Date||Bank||Bank Address||Bank City|
|December 31, 2012||BBVA Compass||2923 W. NW Highway||Dallas|
|January 5, 2013||Citibank||3550 Forest Lane||Dallas|
|January 19, 2013||Wells Fargo Bank||1420 W. Mockingbird||Dallas|
|January 24, 2013||Texans Credit Union||2241 Irving Blvd||Dallas|
|January 31, 2013||Capital One Bank||2903 Forest Lane||Dallas|
|February 7, 2013||Capital One Bank||2015 NW Highway||Garland|
|February 20, 2013||Bank of the West||2015 E. Beltline Road||Carrollton|
|February 21, 2013||Capital One Bank||3790 Beltline Road||Addison|
|February 21, 2013||ViewPoint Bank||1801 Keller Springs Road||Carrollton|