Aug 16, 2023
Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission. The FBI is on the hunt for a cross-dressing bank robber whom it’s dubbed the “Sticky Note Bandit.” The suspect has robbed at least three banks
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The FBI is on the hunt for a cross-dressing bank robber whom it’s dubbed the “Sticky Note Bandit.”
The suspect has robbed at least three banks in Houston, Texas, since July 5, each time sliding tellers menacing missives written on sticky notes.
During the robberies, the alleged thief has disguised himself as a woman — wearing a black wig, a green woman’s sweater, ballet flats and carrying a purse — and patiently waited in line before demanding the cash.
The FBI Violent Crime Task Force is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Described as a black male about 5 feet 8, the suspect also paired his disguise with a thick pair of glasses and a blue surgical mask.
During the first robbery at the Hancock Whitney Bank, the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash.
In the second on July 11 at Wells Fargo, the teller locked themselves in a bank vault after the suspect slipped them a sticky note.
The bandit then lingered in the lobby for few minutes, according to the FBI, before finally leaving on foot without any cash.
In the third robbery on July 13, at a second Wells Fargo, the suspect escaped on foot after stealing an undisclosed sum of cash.
Nobody was hurt in any of the robberies, according to the FBI.
The contents of the sticky notes have also not been released.