Texas suspect in multiple bank heist still at large

A Garland bank was held up by a man, who police have dubbed as the Mesh Mask Bandit, on Wednesday, May 15.

The lone suspect had already robbed a couple of North Texas banks during the past consecutive weeks and was reported to be using a blue Dodge Caravan as his getaway vehicle.

Although police were able to release photos and composite sketches of the alleged bandit taken from CCTV cameras, he still remains at large. A witness who saw the suspect’s face just before putting on a mask described him as a 37 to 43 year-old Hispanic looking man of medium build with dark hair and eyes. He mentioned that the robber also likely has a goatee.

Banks robbed 3 months apart in Dallas and Arlington that had red dye packs installed in the stolen money were triggered, prompting a police search for Hispanic looking men with unusually red tainted skin or clothing.

The so-called Mesh Mask Bandit has allegedly robbed a total of 19 banks since December, beginning at the BBVA Compass Bank in Dallas, according to the FBI.  The other banks and credit unions involved in the heist are said to be located in Dallas, Carrollton, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Addison, Plano, Farmers Branch, and Lewisville.

Bank robbery is a serious offense that carries harsh penalties. If you have been charged with such a crime in Lewisville, the legal team of Alexander & Associates can help you prepare a strong defense.  Call (972) 420-6560 to find out how we can work with you to protect your interests.