‘Navigation Bandit’ hits 5 area banks
The FBI is asking for help in its hunt for a Dallas-area bank robber nicknamed the “Navigation Bandit.”
The serial robber has struck five banks since Feb. 7, the most recent heist being Monday in Far North Dallas at BBVA Compass Bank on Preston Road near Belt Line Road.
The other robberies also targeted Compass banks, earning the robber his name:
■ Feb. 7: BBVA Compass Bank at 9090 Skillman St. in Dallas
■ Feb. 21: BBVA Compass Bank at 3939 St. Francis St. in Dallas
■ March 8: BBVA Compass Bank at 1134 N. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas
■ March 9: BBVA Compass Bank at 111 N. Glenbrook Drive in Garland
■ March 12: BBVA Compass Bank at 14852 Preston Road in Dallas
In each crime, the robber gives a teller a note demanding money and then flees. He has yet to brandish a weapon, and no one has been harmed in any of the holdups.
The robber is described as a Hispanic man in his mid20s, between 5-foot-6 and 5-9 and about 160 pounds. He has a short jawline beard and a mustache, sometimes wears glasses and usually wears a baseball cap or a beanie.
After the Feb. 21 robbery, he changed clothes, ditched the beanie and glasses and went to a nearby store. He was spotted on surveillance camera leaving the store wearing a black jacket, tan pants and a backpack.
Anyone who can identify the man may call the Dallas field office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or Dallas police Detective Carcone at 214-412-8474.
Anonymous tips may be given to Crime Stoppers at 214373-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment. The FBI is also offering a reward of up to $5,000.
In each crime, authorities say, the robber gives a teller a note demanding money, then flees. He has not shown a weapon, and no one has been harmed in the holdups.