FBI: 'Tall, Dark, Handsome' bandit arrested in Beaumont

The FBI says a man suspected of being the so-called "tall, dark and handsome" bandit has been caught following a Southeast Texas bank robbery

February 8, 2012 10:20:16 AM PST
The FBI says a man suspected of being the so-called "tall, dark and handsome" bandit has been caught following a Southeast Texas bank robbery.

FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap says John "Steven" Stark was caught around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Beaumont.

Dunlap says a Prosperity Bank branch was robbed Wednesday morning. Nobody was hurt. The suspect fled.

Dunlap says Stark was about to get into a taxi, outside Parkdale Mall, when he was arrested without incident. A car that Stark allegedly had used was found in the mall parking lot.

Stark earlier was charged with a Jan. 30 bank robbery in Beaumont. He was wanted for questioning in the Feb. 2 holdup of a bank in Houston. Surveillance video, released to the media, showed a robber wearing sunglasses atop his head.