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Robbery of Capital One Bank Branch in New Orleans
FBI Seeks Cross-Dressing Bandit

FBI New Orleans July 14, 2012
  • Craig C. Betbeze (504) 816-3274

The Capital One Bank (Eastover Branch) located at 5696 Bullard Road in New Orleans, Louisiana, was robbed today (July 14, 2012), at approximately 10:41 a.m. The robber approached a teller, presented a demand note, and implied having a weapon.

Witnesses described the robber as a black male, late 20s to early 30s, 5’4” to 5’8” tall, with a medium build. He was wearing black pants; a women’s blue blouse; a shoulder-length, brown, curly wig; sunglasses; heavy make-up; and black, old-style tennis shoes with white bottoms. The robber was also carrying a black, women’s handbag on his left arm, and was wearing sculptured finger nails. Below is a bank surveillance image:

bank robbery suspect

The robber made his escape from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled West on Lake Forest Blvd.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that this same individual is responsible for the robbery of the Liberty Bank in Gentilly on Friday, June 22.

Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the FBI at 504-816-3000. 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 is asked to visit the website www.bandittrackerneworleans.com, featuring color photos and descriptions of bank robbers and fugitives throughout the FBI’s New Orleans Division to see if they can assist the FBI in identifying and/or locating the captioned wanted individuals.