The FBI's Houston office reported that the man dressed as a woman, who has been dubbed the “Sticky Note Bandit ”, robbed another bank on Tuesday, marking his fourth robbery in two weeks.
“He Has Committed Four Robberies In Less Than Two Weeks And We Need Your Help To Find Him!” the FBI's Houston office said in a statement posted on social media Tuesday.
The man, who has not been publicly identified, allegedly robbed a Bank of America branch on San Felipe Street in Houston while dressed as a woman.
As in the other three robberies, the subject handed sticky notes to tellers with “threatening” messages; demanding cash, earning him the nickname “Bandit of the Sticky Notes” or “Sticky Note Bandit”.
#BREAKING The "Sticky Note Bandit" struck again today at the Bank of America on San Felipe Street! He has committed four robberies in less than two weeks, and we need your help to find him!— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) July 18, 2023
Call @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS with any information. Up to a $5,000 reward! #HouNews pic.twitter.com/HKQixdaVjz
It was not clear if the suspect left the alleged robbery on Tuesday with money, however, in two other banks he has managed to commit the crime, according to a press release from the Force Violent Crimes Task Force at the FBI office.
The man entered the Hancock Whitney Bank in Houston on July 5 “dressed as a woman, approached a teller and handed them a threatening note written in a sticky note demanding cash,” the FBI said.
“No one was physically injured during the robbery,” a statement said.
The suspect, who was described as a 5-foot-8-inch black male with a slim to medium build, allegedly used a similar method at two Wells Fargo locations in Houston on July 11 and 13.
“During the last two robberies, he was wearing a black wig, black sunglasses, a blue medical mask, a green women's-style sweater, women's black ballet shoes, and was carrying a black handbag,” the FBI said.
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
Call @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS with any information. Up to a $5,000 reward! #HouNews pic.twitter.com/cedRdgkAOO
During the July 11 robbery, the “teller walked away from the counter and locked himself in the back room for security, while the suspect remained in the bank lobby for a short time, he then fled the scene on foot with no money.”
The FBI did not disclose the amounts of money it managed to steal from the banks.
“Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of this thief. If you have any information, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the local FBI Houston office at (713) 693-5000,” the statement said.