“Cookie Bandits” Sought by FBI Violent Crimes Task Force


The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement authorities are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the suspects believed to be responsible for robbing up to 30 businesses in four metroplex cities since October 2014.  Investigators continue to review similar offenses in order to determine if they may also be related.

The robberies occurred in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Seagoville between October 2, 2014 and February 24, 2015. Most of the robberies occurred at fast food sandwich restaurants, but the subjects also robbed convenience stores, discount stores, and other restaurants. Bandit 1

In most instances, the suspects run into the business through the front doors, leap over the cashier’s counter, and demand cigarettes, money and snacks – including cookies.  The suspects are armed with handguns, but to date, no one has been physically injured.

The suspects are described as two black males, possibly in their 20s.  One of the subjects is approximately 6’2” tall, approximately 180 pounds.  Another subject is approximately 5’8” tall, approximately 180 pounds.  They typically wear jeans, gloves, and dark hoodies; and keep their faces concealed by cinching the hoods very tightly.  In several robberies one of the suspects wears red gloves.  A third black male, a white male, and a Hispanic male may also be involved in the robberies.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information is urged to call the Dallas office of the FBI at 972-559-5000 or your local police department.  A reward may be offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and indictment of the suspects.

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