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Bank robber dubbed 'Goose' hits again in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- A man who attempted to rob a Washington Mutual bank Tuesday is believed to be the same man -- nicknamed “Goose” by investigators -- responsible for four other bank robberies since May, police officials said Wednesday.

The latest robbery attempt occurred about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at the Washington Mutual at 5017 S. Hulen Street.

According to a police report, the robber handed a teller a note that demanded she give him $2,000 or he would, in impolite language, mess her up.

The teller told the man she did not have any money and, at his demand, opened the till to let him see for himself.

The suspect then tried to get his note back from the woman but, when unable to, left the bank, the report stated..

Police have previously nicknamed the robber -- who has worn aviator glasses in some of the holdups -- “Goose” because of his resemblance to the character Goose from the Top Gun movie.

Lt. Paul Henderson said while Goose usually passes a demand note, Tuesday’s attempted robbery included a threat mixed with profanity “which concerns investigators that he may be becoming desperate indicating a possible connection to drug addiction.”

Because he was unsuccessful in getting money Tuesday, police believe he may try to hit another bank soon, he said.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Detective Mike Baggott at 817-392-4370 or Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.