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FBI Searches for the "Cookie Bandits"

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    Dallas FBI Agents Searching for "Cookie Bandits"

    FBI agents in Dallas are looking for thieves they call the "cookie bandits." (Published Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015)

    FBI agents in Dallas are looking for thieves they call the "cookie bandits."

    Investigators say the pair have hit up to 30 fast food restaurants and convenience stores in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Seagoville since October 2014.

    Agents say in most cases the men run into the business through the front doors, leap over the cashier's counter, and demand cigarettes, money and snacks – including cookies.

    At the “Louisiana Chicken” on West Wheatland in Dallas, employees told NBC 5, the thieves boldly displayed their guns and demanded they open the register.

    The FBI released surveillance photos of the two men in hopes the public can help them capture the men. One photo clearly shows one man's face.

    As many as five men may be working together on the heists, often wearing hooded sweatshirts and hiding their faces from surveillance cameras.

    The men are armed with handguns during the robberies, but no one has been hurt.

    If you know anything, you are asked to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department. A reward may be offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and indictment of the men.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.