Wednesday, February 27, 2013
FBI and local police searching for man who allegedly robbed 9 banks
He has hit banks in Carrollton, Addison, Garland, and Dallas.
CARROLLTON The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is joining with local police departments in looking for a man who is believed to have robbed nine area banks, including two in Carrollton, since December 31.
He also is the suspect in the robbery of the Capital One Bank in Garland on February 7, and in the robbery of banks in Dallas between December 31 and January 31.
Officer Jon Stovall of the Carrollton Police Department said a man wearing a black mask and gloves walked into the Bank of the West at 2015 E. Belt Line Road about 3:39 p.m. Wednesday, displayed a gun and demanded money.
He said police believe the same man did the same thing again Thursday at the ViewPoint Bank at 1801 Keller Springs Road.
He said the lone male suspect was described as having a dark complexion, 6 feet tall, weighing 170 to 180 pounds, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, and black pants with a white stripe down each leg.
“The suspect fled the locations prior to officers’ arrival,” Stovall said. “No one was injured during the robberies. A joint investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and the FBI Dallas field office is ongoing.”
According to an FBI report, the robber may have sustained chemical burns during a January 31 robbery at Capital One Bank in Dallas. The report said 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.
Katherine Chaumont of the FBI said, “The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or the North Texas Crime Stoppers tipline at 1-877-373-TIPS (8477). A reward may result from information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.”
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