FBI Dallas
Public Affairs Officer Janella Newsome
(972) 559-5105
February 2, 2015

Black Hoodie Bandit Sought by Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement authorities are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the suspect believed to be responsible for robbing up to nine banks in six metroplex cities since November 2014. Investigators continue to review similar offenses in order to determine if they may also be related.

The robberies occurred throughout Dallas and Tarrant Counties, in Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, Mansfield, McKinney, and Mesquite, between November 3, 2014 and February 1, 2015.

Each robbery occurred at a bank branch located inside of a large retail store. In most instances, the suspect enters the bank and displays a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, witnesses have seen her leaving the scene in a silver car or PT Cruiser. To date, no one has been physically injured during the robberies.

The suspect is described as a black female with a mole or piercing above the right side of her lip. She is in her 30s to 40s, approximately 5’2” tall, and approximately 160 pounds. She typically wears a black hoodie, black pants, black shoes, and oversized black-framed sunglasses.

The suspect should not be approached. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department. A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and indictment of the suspect.