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FBI Hunts For The "Lone Ranger Bandit"

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The FBI is searching for a bank robber known as the "Lone Ranger Bandit" who robbed at least ten banks across three states, including one in Wichita Falls.

Citibank on Fairway Boulevard made the robber's hit list in 2011 when he held up the bank with a hand-gun.

Now the FBI and local police in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi are working together to find the armed man dubbed the "Loan Ranger Bandit" for the blue Texas Rangers baseball cap he has worn while robbing banking institutions where loans are offered.

During the robberies, the armed man, who does not attempt to disguise his face, displayed a note demanding 20s, 50s and 100s and received an undisclosed amount of money. To date, no one has been physically harmed.

Here is the description of the "Loan Ranger Bandit":

  • Height: Approximately 5'7" to 6'0"
  • Weight: Approximately 200 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Medium
  • Eyes: Color unknown; wears glasses
  • Hair: Short, light brown
  • Complexion: Light
  • Race: White
  • Age: Early 30s
  • Remarks: The suspect does not attempt to disguise his face. He is often wearing glasses and wears various hats or a hoodie. His varied clothing styles include: athletic wear, jeans and business attire.
  • Scars and Marks: The suspect has a small mole or mark just above his right eye on the lower part of his forehead.
  • Vehicle Information: The suspect may drive a maroon Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that has a thin white pinstripe around the truck bed.
  • Weapon Used: Small handgun.


Reported Robberies:

  • January 16, 2009  Summit Bank  1114 Highway 35 South  Benton, Arkansas  
  • June 30, 2011  Summit Bank  1114 Highway 35 South  Benton, Arkansas  
  • July 21, 2011  Citibank  3701 Fairway Boulevard  Wichita Falls, Texas  
  • August 31, 2011  Altra Federal Credit Union  5523 Troup Highway  Tyler, Texas  
  • October 4, 2011  Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union  1750 West Avenue A  Temple, Texas  
  • January 4, 2012  Union State Bank  902 Palm Valley Boulevard  Round Rock, Texas  
  • May 17, 2012  BBVA Compass  6910 South Broadway Ave.  Tyler, Texas  
  • July 9, 2012  First State Bank Central Texas  50 South Main Street  Salado, Texas  
  • August 17, 2012  FedStar Credit Union  701 Harvey Road  College Station, Texas  
  • October 26, 2012  BancorpSouth Bank  2174 Main Street  Madison, Mississippi

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information concerning this case, please call the FBI at: 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.