The FBI is on the hunt for a man dubbed the “Sticky Note Bandit,” as he’s robbed numerous banks in Houston, Texas, in the span of only nine days.
The “Sticky Note Bandit” Has Been Hittin’ Numerous Banks All Around Houston
In a recent statement from the FBI’s Houston Field Office, the public was informed about the robber’s recent antics.
The “Sticky Note Bandit’s” first recorded robbery occurred on July 5 at a Hancock Whitney Bank in western Houston. He’s described as entering “dressed as a female” and handing a teller “a threatening note written on a sticky note which demanded cash.”
Notably, he “left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money” and didn’t physically harm anyone during the robbery.
On July 11, the bandit struck again by hitting a Wells Fargo Bank on the city’s eastern side. While he followed the same procedure as before, it didn’t work out quite as well this time.
“The teller walked away from the counter and locked themselves in the back room for safety. The suspect remained in the bank lobby for a short time, then fled the scene on foot without any money. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.”
Finally, another Wells Fargo Bank in southwest Houston was robbed two days later (Jul. 13). Of course, the “Sticky Note Bandit” was again “dressed as a female” and successfully left with “an undisclosed amount of money.”
Further Details On The Robber
With the FBI identifying the robber’s modus operandi, they’re sharing further details with the public to keep them alert.
The agency described the “Sticky Note Bandit” as a Black male standing at approximately 5’8″.
Notably, the FBI pointed out, “During the last two robberies, he wore a black wig, black sunglasses, a blue medical mask, a green women’s style sweater, black women’s ballet flats, and carried a black purse.”
You can check out photos of the “Sticky Note Bandit” down below.
Make a note of this: #FBI Houston's Violent Crime Task Force is seeking the "Sticky Note Bandit" who has committed three robberies in the Houston area during the last ten days.
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) July 14, 2023
Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering a $5K reward for “information leading to the identification and arrest of this robber.”
People with any leads can contact the Crime Stoppers tip line at 713-222-8477. The FBI’s Houston Field Office can also be reached at (713) 693-5000.