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FBI Seeks Loan Ranger Bandit
Suspect May be Responsible for 10 Robberies in Three States

FBI Dallas March 06, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Allison Mahan (972) 559-5000

The FBI and local police in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas are seeking a serial armed bank robber dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit.”

During the robberies, the armed man, who did not attempt to disguise his face, displayed a note demanding 20s, 50s, and 100s and received an undisclosed amount of money. To date, no one has been physically harmed.

The robber is described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5’7” to 6’0” tall, approximately 200 pounds, with a medium build. He has short light brown hair, wears glasses, and has a small mole or mark just above his right eye on the lower part of his forehead. His varied clothing styles have included: athletic wear, jeans, and business attire. He was dubbed the Loan Ranger Bandit for the blue Texas Rangers baseball cap he has worn while robbing banking institutions where loans are offered.

The suspect may drive a maroon Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a thin white pinstripe around the truck bed.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information concerning this case, please call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at http://tips.fbi.gov.

The suspect is believed to have committed the following robberies:

DateBankAddressBank City, State
January 16, 2009 Summit Bank 1114 Highway 35 South Benton, Arkansas
June 30, 2011 Summit Bank 1114 Highway 35 South Benton, Arkansas
July 21, 2011 Citibank 3701 Fairway Boulevard Wichita Falls, Texas
August 31, 2011 Altra Federal Credit Union 5523 Troup Highway Tyler, Texas
October 4, 2011 Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union 1750 West Avenue A Temple, Texas
January 4, 2012 Union State Bank 902 Palm Valley Boulevard Round Rock, Texas
May 17, 2012 BBVA Compass 6910 South Broadway Ave. Tyler, Texas
July 9, 2012 First State Bank Central Texas 50 South Main Street Salado, Texas
August 17, 2012 FedStar Credit Union 701 Harvey Road College Station, Texas
October 26, 2012 BancorpSouth Bank 2174 Main Street Madison, Mississippi

Photos of the suspect during two robberies: