FBI: 'Billy Goat Bandit' identified

HOUSTON The Billy Goat Bandit is suspected of participating in at least 12 bank robberies in Houston, Harris and Brazoria Counties.The robber sported a unique straggly beard with extra long chin hair, earning him the nickname of the "Billy Goat Bandit."

In all of the robberies he either presented a note or verbally demanded money from a teller. He also threatened to shoot the victims if they did not comply with his demands. The suspect has never shown a gun or physically injured anyone during the 12 robberies.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the identification of Deandrian LaTroy Dently, 32, as the Billy Goat Bandit. He was last seen driving a 1999 White Ford Expedition with Texas license plate number AG27206. He's described as 5'11" tall and weighing 170 pounds.

Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Deandrian Dently is urged to call Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the arrest of Deandrian LaTroy Dently. All tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be sent by text message-text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES(274637).

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