FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
August 5, 2016

FBI Investigating Robbery of Fidelity Bank Branch in New Orleans

The FBI New Orleans Division is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the individual who robbed the Fidelity Bank branch located at 5530 Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans, Louisiana 70127.

On Thursday, August 4, 2016, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a male suspect wearing female attire and makeup entered the Fidelity Bank and announced a robbery by presenting a demand note to the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the bank and entered a gray four-door Honda, where a driver was waiting. The vehicle then proceeded North on Crowder Blvd.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’ 5” to 5’ 8” tall, with a slender build, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings, a long black wig, black tights, heavy women’s-style makeup, bright red lipstick, and purple nail polish.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (504) 816-3000 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. The Metropolitan Orleans Bank Security Association (MOBSA) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of this bank robber. The public can visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov for further information on suspects wanted for bank robbery.