FBI Dallas needs your help.
The bureau is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown bank robber, who is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies in Amarillo in the past three months. The man is considered armed and dangerous, according to the FBI news release.
North Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of as much as $10,000 cash for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual, the release stated.
The first robbery occurred Nov. 13 at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 3429 Bell St. The suspect was carrying a small frame handgun. Upon entering the bank, he demanded money and fired one shot into the ceiling.
He obtained an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank on foot. The robber was described by witnesses as a Hispanic man, about 6 feet tall and weighing between 200 and 220 pounds. He wore dark sunglasses, a white construction hard hat and a green safety vest. He was also wearing a dark zip-up hoodie with a white zipper and dark jeans. He might have a tattoo on the top of his right wrist, the FBI stated.
The second robbery occurred Jan. 25 at the First United Bank located at 1900 SE 34th Ave. The suspect produced a handgun, pointed it at the tellers and threatened them.
According to the FBI, the suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a camouflage pattern baseball cap, a bandana covering his face and a dark hooded jacket with white vertical stripes on the sleeves. He might walk with a slight limp.
If anyone has information concerning this case, please contact the FBI Amarillo Resident Agency at 376-6395 or North Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS. People can also submit a tip at: tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters will remain anonymous. For additional photos, videos and more information, visit: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2018-01-10.4971239636.