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Serial Bank Robbers Sought

FBI New Orleans November 16, 2010
  • Craig C. Betbeze (504) 816-3274

David W. Welker, Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division of the FBI; Robert E. Casey, Jr, Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Division of the FBI; and Willie L. Shaw, Jr, Shreveport Police Chief, announce the robbery of several banks near the north Louisiana and Texas state line, all of which may have been committed by the same individuals. 

On November 3, 2010, the Sterling Bank located at 2901 North Highway 157, Mansfield, Texas was robbed at approximately 7:45 a.m. Two black males entered the bank and demanded money. One was wearing a hard hat, safety vest, and tool belt and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun, while the other robber had a box cutter. The robbers fled the bank in a bank employee’s silver 2002 Ford Focus which has been recovered. Below are bank surveillance images taken of one of the bank robbers.

Mansfield, Texas Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 1 of 2 (11/16/10) Mansfield, Texas Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 2 of 2 (11/16/10)

Later that day, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Texas State Bank at 120 North Preston in Joaquin, Texas was robbed by two black males with similar descriptions as the robbers of the Sterling Bank. Again, a black semi-automatic handgun was displayed by one robber. They fled the bank in a bank employee’s red Dodge truck, which was later recovered.

On October 15, 2010, the Red River Bank located at 1020 Bridgewater Avenue in Shreveport, Louisiana was robbed at approximately 11:10 a.m., and the robbers fled in a bank employee’s dark green 2002 GMC Yukon, which was later recovered. During the robbery, one of the robbers fired a black semi-automatic handgun, hitting a wall.

In each of the above noted robberies, the suspects have been described as one being 6’0”-6’2” and the other 5’8”-5’10” with medium builds. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from each bank.

On July 13, 2010 at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Capital One Bank located at 8386 Highway 171 in Grand Cane, Louisiana was robbed by a black male described as about 6’2” tall, wearing a white hard hat and a green reflective safety vest. He fired a black semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling and fled the bank on foot. It is believed he had an accomplice as a getaway driver.

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the bank robber in the above image. Anyone with information should contact the FBI in Shreveport at 318-861-1890, the FBI in Dallas at 972-559-5000, the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-6955, or the Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.