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FBI Seeks “Loan Bandit”

“Loan Ranger” bank robbery suspect

The FBI and local police in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas are seeking a serial armed bank robber dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit.” He is believed to be responsible for the October 26, 2012 robbery of the BankcorpSouth in Madison, MS.

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.

The robber is described as a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5’7” to 6’0” tall, approximately 200 pounds, with a medium build. He has short light brown hair, wears glasses, and has a small mole or mark just above his right eye on the lower part of his forehead. His varied clothing styles have included: athletic wear, jeans, and business attire. He was dubbed the “Loan Ranger Bandit” for the blue Texas Rangers baseball cap he has worn while robbing banking institutions where loans are offered.

The suspect may drive a maroon Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a thin white pinstripe around the truck bed.

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 at: http://tips.fbi.gov.

The suspect is believed to have committed the following 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