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'Scarecrow Bandits' may have hit again in Irving

IRVING -- A gang known as the “Scarecrow Bandits” may have hit again.

Four to five masked men armed with assault type weapons robbed an Irving bank this morning and took undisclosed amount of money, authorities said.

The holdup happened shortly after 10 a.m. at the Bank of America, 7300 block of N. MacArthur Boulevard.

The men wearing flannel shirts and one of them took his mask off as he fled the scene, according to area police scanners, alerting Tarrant County police departments.

According to the reports, the bandits escaped in a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Dallas.

FBI agents were headed to the scene to investigate whether the robbers may have been the “Scarecrow Bandits.”

The gang so-called because of the flannel shirts and floppy hats members have worn during some holdups are accused in more than 20 bank holdups in North Texas that began in July.

A reward of $90,000 has been offered leading to the arrest and conviction of the gang members.

Anyone with information about the robbers is asked to call the FBI at 972-559-5000.

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