Mesh Mask Bandit Sought by FBI
Reward Offered, New Images Released
|FBI Dallas April 03, 2013|
The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who is suspected of robbing 14 area banks since December 31, 2012.
The most recent robbery occurred on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at the Citibank located at 1401 N. Collins Street in Arlington, Texas. The suspect entered the bank with a weapon drawn, verbally demanded cash, and ran away from the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
A composite drawing was prepared based on a witness description of the man before he pulled on the full coverage mask that gave him the moniker the “Mesh Mask Bandit.” The robber is described as a Hispanic male with a dark complexion, 37 to 43 years old, 5’7” to 6’2” tall, with a medium to large build; he has dark hair and dark eyes and may wear a mustache and goatee. His clothing or skin may have been temporarily dyed red during the robbery that occurred on January 31, 2013, in Dallas.
Composite drawing: “Mesh Mask Bandit”
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. A reward of up to $15,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction of this robber. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477).
Robbery locations throughout the Metroplex:
|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|
|March 6, 2013||Grand Bank of Texas||2341 S. Beltline Road||Grand Prairie|
|March 15, 2013||Capital One Bank||2630 Old Denton Road||Carrollton|
|March 18, 2013||Chase Bank||6300 Harry Hines Blvd||Dallas|
|March 26, 2013||BBVA Compass||484 East FM 3040||Lewisville|
|April 2, 2013||Citibank||1401 N. Collins Street||Arlington|
Mesh Mask Bandit photos, with varying clothing styles: