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FBI Seeks Mesh Mask Bandit
Suspect May Be Responsible for Nine Recent Metroplex Bank Robberies

FBI Dallas February 22, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Allison Mahan (972) 559-5000

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man who may have robbed nine banks since December 31, 2012.

In each instance, the armed man, wearing a tight black mesh mask, ran into the bank, approached the counter with a weapon drawn, verbally demanded cash, and ran away from the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money. No one has been physically harmed.

The robber is described as a black or Hispanic male, 5’7” to 6’2” tall, with a medium to large build. Despite his features being completely obscured by the mesh mask, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and gloves, authorities believe that several clues will help to identify him:

  • The robber may have sustained chemical burns during the robbery that occurred on January 31, 2013, at Capital One Bank in Dallas. His clothing and skin may have also been dyed red.
  • In several robberies, bank surveillance photos show him wearing a large watch on his left wrist and a distinctive hat.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas Field Office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477). A reward may result from information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

Robbery locations through the Metroplex:

DateBankBank AddressBank City
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


 Dallas Mesh Mask Bandit, Photo 1 of 2 (2/22/13)

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