Alleged 'Handsome Guy Bandit' Indicted in Richardson Bank Robbery

Indictment details New Year's Eve robbery, shooting

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012  |  Updated 12:45 AM CDT
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The man accused of robbing a Richardson bank on New Year's Eve and shooting at a responding police officer has been indicted in the robbery.

Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News

The man accused of robbing a Richardson bank on New Year's Eve and shooting at a responding police officer has been indicted in the robbery.

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Handsome Guy Bandit Caught in Mississippi: Police

The Handsome Guy Bandit, the armed man who police say robbed more than a dozen North Texas banks, was caught in Mississippi Richardson police said.

Alleged 'Handsome Guy Bandit' Arrested in Mississippi

Authorities in Mississippi have arrested a man implicated in more than 12 bank robberies in North Texas.
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The man accused of being the "Handsome Guy Bandit" forced employees of a Richardson bank into the vault on New Year's Eve, according to court documents.

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

He is also accused of firing at a Richardson police officer while trying to escape the BBVA Compass Bank in the 1400 block of East Campbell Road on Dec. 31.

According to a five-page indictment, Milam skipped the tellers and went straight to the bank manager.

He forced the employees into the vault at gunpoint and ordered the manager to put 100s, 50s and 20s into a clear plastic bags he brought with him, according to the indictment.

Milam also allegedly ordered a customer who walked into the bank into the vault as well.

He had the tellers empty their cash drawers and forced everyone into a bathroom and told them to count to 500, according to the indictment.

But a bank employee had tripped a silent alarm shortly after Milam arrived, alerting police.

After shooting at an officer, Milam 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 Jackson County, Miss., after a pursuit that ended when deputies shot his car's tires.

The process to extradite Milam to Texas is under way, but it was not clear when he would return to the state.

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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