Alleged 'Handsome Guy Bandit' Extradited to Texas

Man accused of robbing Richardson bank, shooting at police officer arrested in Mississippi

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 5:16 PM CDT
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Alleged 'Handsome Guy Bandit' Arrested in Mississippi

The Mississippi Press/Cherie Ward

The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday that Steven Ray Milam was in the custody of U.S. marshals and on his way to Texas.

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The man accused of being the "Handsome Guy Bandit" is headed back to North Texas.

Steven Ray Milam, 44, was taken into custody in Jackson County, Miss., on Tuesday in connection with a string of bank robberies in North Texas.

The U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed Thursday that Milam was in the custody of U.S. marshals and on his way to Texas.

Milam allegedly forced employees of the BBVA Compass Bank in the 1400 block of East Campbell Road into the vault on New Year's Eve, according to a five-page indictment.

He is also accused of firing at a Richardson police officer when leaving the bank.

Police said he then dumped $30,000 in cash, his gun, the mask and a warm-up suit behind a nearby home, police said.

A keyfob hidden in the suit's pockets led police to Milam, investigators said.

Milam was arrested Tuesday morning in Mississippi after a pursuit that ended when deputies shot his car's tires.

The FBI dubbed Milam the "Handsome Guy Bandit" because of a high-end latex mask he allegedly wore during the robberies. 

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