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Regular Joe Bandit Sought by FBI
May be Responsible for Five Metroplex Bank Robberies

FBI Dallas August 30, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Allison Mahan (972) 559-5000

The FBI and local law enforcement authorities are looking for a man who may be responsible for robbing five banks since February 12, 2013.

Each robbery has occurred at a bank branch located inside a large retail store. In each instance, the man approaches the teller counter, demands cash verbally, and also presents a note. He has also indicated that he may be armed with a weapon. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he exits through the main doors of the anchor store. To date, no one has been physically harmed.

The most recent robbery occurred on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at Woodforest National Bank, 1035 Hickory Creek Drive, Hickory Creek, Texas. He was seen fleeing the parking lot in a medium-to-large size black SUV.

The robber is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, approximately 5’8” to 6’0” tall, approximately 160 to 185 pounds, with a medium build; he has facial hair (several-days’ growth) and a tanned complexion. The suspect has been dubbed the “Regular Joe Bandit” due to his casual appearance and composed demeanor. He wears glasses or sunglasses, long sleeves (hooded sweatshirt or casual button down), jeans, and tennis shoes. He also wears a baseball cap that appears solid in color or may have lettering or a logo that is the same color as the cap.

 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.

Robbery locations throughout the Metroplex:

Date Bank Address City Retail Store
February 12, 2013 Wells Fargo Bank 2301 Justin Road Flower Mound Tom Thumb
May 28, 2013 First Convenience Bank 7505 N. MacArthur Boulevard Irving Kroger
June 18, 2013 Woodforest National Bank 9101 N. Tarrant Parkway North Richland Hills Wal-Mart
July 10, 2013 Denton Area Teachers Credit Union 101 Trophy Club Drive Trophy Club Tom Thumb
August 15, 2013 Woodforest National Bank 1035 Hickory Creek Drive Hickory Creek Wal-Mart