FBI asks public for help locating "Longhorn Bandit"
DALLAS, Texas (KVII) —
The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is asking for the public's help identifying a bank robber who has been dubbed the "Longhorn Bandit."
According to the FBI, the suspect is believed to be responsible for at least two bank robberies in the past month. One of those robberies was in Irving, Texas, and the other was in Kennedale, Texas
North Texas Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction.
The FBI says the "Longhorn Bandit" is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s who is about 5'10" tall and weighs around 165 to 180 pounds. He has a smaller build, light complexion and brown hair.
During the first robbery, which was on Oct. 18 at the Bank of the West in Irving, the suspect wore a gray University of Texas sweatshirt, dark shorts, sandals and a gray hat. During this robbery, the FBI said the suspect handed the teller a note written on a deposit slip that read: "hand me all the loose bills, I have a gun."
In the second robbery on Oct. 26 at the EECU credit union in Kennedale, he wore a plain gray sweatshirt and a gray hat. During this robbery, he approached the teller and indicated he had a gun.
The suspect has a tattoo on his right calf, according to the FBI. After both robberies, he used a dark-colored Chevrolet SUV as a getaway vehicle.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact NTCS at 1-877-373-TIPS or the FBI Dallas Division at (972)-559-5000. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.