The FBI is asking for the public’s help tracking down a woman who has robbed about nine banks in six Metroplex cities since November.
The woman is believed to have robbed about nine banks in Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Irving, McKinney and Mesquite from Nov. 3 through Sunday, FBI spokeswoman Katherine Chaumont said.
On Sunday, she robbed a Mesquite bank, Chaumont said.
On Jan. 24, she got away with an undisclosed amount of cash from a First Convenience Bank inside a Mansfield Kroger at 3001 Matlock Road. The woman, carrying a black leather purse with metal studs, threatened the teller and demanded money, according to authorities. She was last seen running north across the parking lot, according to Bandit Tracker.
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On Jan. 1 she robbed a First Convenience Bank in a Kroger store at 5330 S. Cooper St. in Arlington. On Dec. 18, she robbed a Wood Forest Bank in a Tom Thumb store at 1701 Randol Mill Road in Arlington.
Her first documented robbery was Nov. 3 at a First Convenience Bank, 2350 SE Green Oaks Blvd.
The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force calls her the “black hoodie bandit” because that’s typically what she wears. She has targeted bank branches in large retail stores.
“As far as I know, she has never threatened anyone with violence,” Chaumont said.
The woman usually enters a bank and hands over a note demanding money, Chaumont said. After she receives the cash, she takes off in a silver car or a Chrysler PT Cruiser, according to police.
The woman is black, in her 30s to 40s, about 5 feet 2 and about 160 pounds. She has a mole or piercing above the right side of her lip. She usually wears a black hoodie, black pants, black shoes and oversize black sunglasses.
Monica S. Nagy, 817-390-7792
Do you recognize this woman?
If so, please call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to the indictment of the woman.