FBI Offers $15K Reward for Capture of “Mesh Mask Bandit”

The FBI is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction of the man they call the "Mesh Mask Bandit" because of the way he conceals his identity.

The most recent robbery was on Tuesday at Citibank in the 1400 block of N. Collins Street in Arlington. The FBI says the man entered the bank with a weapon drawn, verbally demanded cash and ran away after he received an undisclosed amount of money.

The FBI released the composite drawing above which was made from witness descriptions before he pulled on his mesh mask.

The FBI also released photos from bank cameras showing all of the robber's clothing styles.

The FBI says the robber is described as a Hispanic male with a dark complexion, 37 to 43 years old, 5-feet 7-inches to 6-feet 2-inches tall, with a medium to large build; he has dark hair and dark eyes and may wear a mustache and goatee. His clothing or skin may have been temporarily dyed red during the robbery that occurred on January 31, 2013 in Dallas according to the FBI.

The robber is bold, the FBI says he hit two banks, one in Addison and one in Carrollton on February 21, a day after robbing a different  bank in Carrollton.

Robbery Locations

12/31/12BBVA Compass2923 W. NW HighwayDallas
1/5/2013Citibank3550 Forest LaneDallas
1/19/2013Wells Fargo Bank1420 W. MockingbirdDallas
1/24/2013Texans Credit Union2241 Irving BlvdDallas
1/31/2013Capital One Bank2903 Forest LaneDallas
2/7/2013Capital One Bank2015 NW HighwayGarland
2/20/2013Bank of the West2015 E. Beltline RoadCarrollton
2/21/2013Capital One Bank3790 Beltline RoadAddison
2/21/2013ViewPoint Bank1801 Keller Springs RoadCarrollton
3/6/2013Grand Bank of Texas2341 S. Beltline RoadGrand Prairie
3/15/2013Capital One Bank2630 Old Denton RoadCarrollton
3/18/2013Chase Bank6300 Harry Hines BlvdDallas
3/26/2013BBVA Compass484 East FM 3040Lewisville
4/2/2013Citibank1401 N. Collins StreetArlington

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).

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