Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bank Robbery Suspect – Arlington PD

Arlington PD is Seeking public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

On Monday, April 29, 2013 at around 5:30 p.m., a suspect walked into a bank located in the 200 block of N. Mesquite Street and pointed a handgun at bank employees and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, left the bank on foot and entered a vehicle parked nearby.
Investigators believe this suspect is responsible for several other recent bank robberies across the Metroplex and is referred to as the “Mesh Mask Bandit.” He is described as approximately 35-40 years of age, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, average/muscular build, with a thick mustache or goatee. In Monday’s robbery, the suspect was wearing dark pants, a dark-colored hooded jacket, a black baseball cap, and a black mesh “wave cap” or “stocking” over his face.
The suspect vehicle is described as an early to mid-2000 model, navy blue Dodge Caravan, displaying a paper license plate. A dye pack included with the cash is believed to have deployed as the suspect got to his vehicle. The vehicle may have red dye stains on the driver’s side of the van. The suspect may also have possible dye and burns on his body.
Photographs of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle are attached. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the suspect. Anyone with information on this offense or other similar robberies is asked to call Arlington Police Detective Brian Dunn at 817-459-5729 or Crime Stoppers 817-469-TIPS (8477). All tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


Amber Alert (North Richland Hills)

Amber Alert (North Richland Hills) North Richland Hills police have issued an Amber Alert. NRHPD is requesting the public’s help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly a week. Ruby Contreras, 14, did not return home from North Oaks Middle School in Haltom City on April 24. Her parents told police that this is not typical behavior for her. They believe she is in danger in the company of Stephan Cox, 26.
Ruby is about 4-feet-11-inches and 95 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The man police believe she is with, Stephan Cox, is about 5-feet-5-inches and 130 pounds.
According to a press release from North Richland Hills, police believe Ruby has left the area and is traveling with Cox by bus to West Texas. They believe the two were seen in El Paso together.

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