"Billy Goat Bandit" suspected in 11 bank heists

The "Billy Goat Bandit" is described as a black male, mid-twenties, 5'10"-6' tall, with an average build. He had a dark complexion and trimmed goatee. In previous robberies, the robber sported a unique straggly beard with extra long chin hair.

January 14, 2010 4:30:55 PM PST
The Houston FBI Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man who is now suspected in at least 6 Houston area bank robberies. The latest occurred at the Wells Fargo located inside the Randall's grocery store located at 12860 Memorial Thursday. In previous robberies, the robber sported a unique straggly beard with extra long chin hair, earning him the nickname of the "Billy Goat Bandit." During some recent robberies, the robber's chin whiskers were more neatly trimmed.

During this robbery, it appeared as though his whiskers were gone, but his face was unshaven. At about 1:45pm, the bandit entered the Randall's and approached the bank located inside the store. He held up a threatening note which demanded cash. The teller handed him some money and he fled on foot. No weapon was observed during the robbery. No one was physically hurt during the robbery.

The "Billy Goat Bandit" is described as a black male, 20s, 5'10"-6' tall, with an average build. He had a dark complexion and trimmed goatee. He wore a dark blue jacket, medium blue shirt, khaki pants and an off-white baseball cap with an orange bill.

The "Billy Goat Bandit" is suspected in at least 11 other Houston area robberies from October 16, 2009 to the present.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and arrest of the "Billy Goat Bandit", or any felony suspect. If you have information about this crime, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.


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