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FBI launches Texas-wide search for ‘Rainy Day Bandit’

Rainy Day Bandit
The 'Rainy Day Bandit' is seen in this surveillance image robbing a Houston bank.

HOUSTON, Texas -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a statewide search Wednesday for a fugitive bank robber who agents have dubbed the "Rainy Day Bandit."

Although the bank robber strikes during major storms in the Houston area, the FBI believes he may actually live in a different part of Texas and travels to the Houston area specifically to rob banks.

Investigators said the bandit robbed banks in Houston on June 5th and Sept. 19th. There is now a $5,000 reward being offered by CrimeStoppers of Houston to capture the robber.

The FBI described the "Rainy Day Bandit" as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5’11” tall, with a thin build. During the robberies, agents said he wore a black long-sleeved jacket with “Security” written in white letters on the back, dark pants, a grey mask around his head, and a black baseball cap which also had “Security” written on it.

The FBI asked that anyone who can identify the bandit contact the Crime Stoppers of Houston tip line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the FBI Houston Field Office at (713) 693-5000.

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.


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