FBI on the hunt for cowboy hat-wearing bank bandit with hoax bomb

The FBI Thursday released two photos of a wanted would-be bank bandit. 

The FBI Thursday released two photos of a wanted would-be bank bandit. 


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The FBI Thursday released two photos of a wanted would-be bank bandit. 

The FBI Thursday released two photos of a wanted would-be bank bandit. 


Photo: Provided By FBI

Without a real name to go by, the FBI has given these suspected bank robbers some creative (and no-so-creative) nicknames.

Without a real name to go by, the FBI has given these suspected bank robbers some creative (and no-so-creative) nicknames.


The FBI’s Best & Worst Bandit Nicknames

A serial Houston-area bank robber nicknamed the Texas Longhorn Bandit for the hat he wears is believed to have been involved in two robberies on Jan. 14, 2015.

The FBI’s Best & Worst Bandit Nicknames

A serial Houston-area bank robber nicknamed the Texas Longhorn Bandit for the hat he wears is believed to have been involved in two robberies on Jan. 14, 2015.


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A serial Houston-area bank robber nicknamed the Texas Longhorn Bandit for the hat he wears is believed to have been involved in two robberies on Jan. 14, 2015.

A serial Houston-area bank robber nicknamed the Texas Longhorn Bandit for the hat he wears is believed to have been involved in two robberies on Jan. 14, 2015.


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Attila the Bun Bandit — she wears her hair in a bun — seen in action. The immaculately groomed bank robber carries a makeup bag for her loot.

Attila the Bun Bandit — she wears her hair in a bun — seen in action. The immaculately groomed bank robber carries a makeup bag for her loot.


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The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.

The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.


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The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.

The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.


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The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.

The Lunch Buddy Bandit has robbed or tried to rob 11 financial institutions in the Dallas area since Dec. 18, 2014.


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Nicknamed the “Bad Wig Bandit,” this man robbed a Prosperity Bank in Houston in January 2012.

Nicknamed the “Bad Wig Bandit,” this man robbed a Prosperity Bank in Houston in January 2012.


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This bank robber was nicknamed The Ebenezer Scrooge Bandit because he passed through a crowd listening to a holiday concert at a downtown Houston bank, Dec. 18, 2013.

This bank robber was nicknamed The Ebenezer Scrooge Bandit because he passed through a crowd listening to a holiday concert at a downtown Houston bank, Dec. 18, 2013.


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The Point Blank Bandit allegedly hit four banks in five weeks in the Houston area in autumn 2009.

The Point Blank Bandit allegedly hit four banks in five weeks in the Houston area in autumn 2009.


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The Ponytail Bandit, who was sometimes seen in a UT Longhorns cap, was believed responsible for three bank robberies in Austin in 2007.

The Ponytail Bandit, who was sometimes seen in a UT Longhorns cap, was believed responsible for three bank robberies in Austin in 2007.


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A man believed responsible for robbing five Dallas-area banks between February and August of 2013 was nicknamed The Regular Joe Bandit for his casual clothes and calm demeanor.

A man believed responsible for robbing five Dallas-area banks between February and August of 2013 was nicknamed The Regular Joe Bandit for his casual clothes and calm demeanor.


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A man believed responsible for robbing five Dallas-area banks between February and August of 2013 was nicknamed The Regular Joe Bandit for his casual clothes and calm demeanor.

A man believed responsible for robbing five Dallas-area banks between February and August of 2013 was nicknamed The Regular Joe Bandit for his casual clothes and calm demeanor.


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The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.

The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.


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The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.

The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.


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The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.

The Bad Breath Bandit, named for the disposable mask he wears, is a suspect in three bank robberies in Northern California between June and November 2014.


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FBI agents in the Los Angeles area in December 2014 nicknamed an unidentified group of bank robbers as the Two Guys & a Girl Bandits.

FBI agents in the Los Angeles area in December 2014 nicknamed an unidentified group of bank robbers as the Two Guys & a Girl Bandits.


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FBI agents in the Los Angeles area in December 2014 nicknamed an unidentified group of bank robbers as the Two Guys & a Girl Bandits.

FBI agents in the Los Angeles area in December 2014 nicknamed an unidentified group of bank robbers as the Two Guys & a Girl Bandits.


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Image from a surveillance camera shows a bank robber authorities have dubbed the “Grandma Bandit.” She struck two Compass Bank branches in Houston on Friday.

Image from a surveillance camera shows a bank robber authorities have dubbed the “Grandma Bandit.” She struck two Compass Bank branches in Houston on Friday.


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FILE – This undated file image provided by the FBI shows a suspect, nicknamed the “Geezer Bandit” in the process of robbing a bank April 20, 2010. The FBI says an elderly-looking bank robber dubbed the “Geezer Bandit” may not be as old as he appears. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the robber believed to be responsible for 16 holdups in California may be wearing an elaborate costume. (AP Photo/FBI, File) less
FILE – This undated file image provided by the FBI shows a suspect, nicknamed the “Geezer Bandit” in the process of robbing a bank April 20, 2010. The FBI says an elderly-looking bank robber dubbed the “Geezer … more


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FBI agents in Houston are searching for a suspect they have dubbed the “Biker Bandit” after he allegedly robbed a BBVA Compass Bank located inside the Galleria Mall on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, then sped away on his motorcycle. less
FBI agents in Houston are searching for a suspect they have dubbed the “Biker Bandit” after he allegedly robbed a BBVA Compass Bank located inside the Galleria Mall on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, then sped away on … more


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The FBI believes this man, deemed the “Quick-Change Bandit,” robbed two banks in Ohio in August 2014 within an hour and changed clothes between heists.

The FBI believes this man, deemed the “Quick-Change Bandit,” robbed two banks in Ohio in August 2014 within an hour and changed clothes between heists.


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A suspect in the Oct. 21, 2011 Capital One Bank robbery in Houston has been dubbed the “Passion-Marked Bandit.” Witnesses believed the man had a hickey or a passion mark on the left side of his neck. 

A suspect in the Oct. 21, 2011 Capital One Bank robbery in Houston has been dubbed the “Passion-Marked Bandit.” Witnesses believed the man had a hickey or a passion mark on the left side of his neck. 


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FBI agents called this bank robber the “Tall, Dark and Handsome Bandit.” He was later identified to be John Steven Stark, and accused of robbing several banks in Houston and Beaumont. Stark, 46, was arrested in February 2012 and later sentenced to 14 years in prison. less
FBI agents called this bank robber the “Tall, Dark and Handsome Bandit.” He was later identified to be John Steven Stark, and accused of robbing several banks in Houston and Beaumont. Stark, 46, was arrested in … more


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This man was dubbed the Gen X Bandit.

This man was dubbed the Gen X Bandit.


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This woman was nicknamed the Butterfingers Bandit after she dropped the money given to her by a teller at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, 12401 South Post Oak Road in Houston. She uttered an expletive and picked up the money. (FBI) less
This woman was nicknamed the Butterfingers Bandit after she dropped the money given to her by a teller at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, 12401 South Post Oak Road in Houston. She uttered an expletive and picked up the … more


The FBI is looking for this man, shown robbing a Newcastle Chase Bank Sept. 2. Investigators believe he has robbed at least three banks in the early days of a given month, dubbing him the “Rent Money Bandit.”

The FBI is looking for this man, shown robbing a Newcastle Chase Bank Sept. 2. Investigators believe he has robbed at least three banks in the early days of a given month, dubbing him the “Rent Money Bandit.”


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FBI agents called this bank robber the “tall, dark and handsome” bandit. He was later identified to be John Steven Stark, and accused of robbing several banks in Houston and Beaumont. Stark, 46, was arrested in February 2012 and later sentenced to 14 years in prison. less
FBI agents called this bank robber the “tall, dark and handsome” bandit. He was later identified to be John Steven Stark, and accused of robbing several banks in Houston and Beaumont. Stark, 46, was arrested in … more


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In this Dec. 19, 2008, surveillance photo provided by the FBI, a bank robber dubbed the “Granddad Bandit” holds up a bank in Richmond, Va. 

In this Dec. 19, 2008, surveillance photo provided by the FBI, a bank robber dubbed the “Granddad Bandit” holds up a bank in Richmond, Va. 


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A surveillance photo shows the man the FBI calls the “Cowboy Bandit.”

A surveillance photo shows the man the FBI calls the “Cowboy Bandit.”


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Security camera image of the “Bag Lady Bandit.”

Security camera image of the “Bag Lady Bandit.”


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This man is suspected of being the “Bossy Bandit,” who was aggressive in his demands for cash, the FBI said.

This man is suspected of being the “Bossy Bandit,” who was aggressive in his demands for cash, the FBI said.


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The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man authorities have dubbed the “Beach Bum” bandit in the robbery of a Houston bank.

The FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is looking for a man authorities have dubbed the “Beach Bum” bandit in the robbery of a Houston bank.


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