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Mesh Mask Bandit Sought by FBI
Reward Offered, New Images Released

FBI Dallas April 03, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Katherine Chaumont (972) 559-5000

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.

Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 1 of 7 (4/3/13)

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:

Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 2 of 7 (4/3/13) Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 3 of 7 (4/3/13) Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 4 of 7 (4/3/13)

Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 5 of 7 (4/3/13) Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 6 of 7 (4/3/13) Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 7 of 7 (4/3/13)

- February press release concerning Mesh Mask Bandit