FBI asks for help identifying 'Country Boy Bandits'

Published on Thursday, 12 October 2017 20:18 - Written by LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com

The FBI Dallas continues to seek the public’s assistance in identifying a group of bank and convenience store robbers dubbed the “Country Boy Bandits” and their getaway driver.

The group is believed to be responsible for a string of robberies in White Settlement, Grapevine, and Fort Worth between June and Sept. 

In each robbery, one masked robber entered the building armed with a firearm and demanded money. In three of the six robberies, the weapon was discharged inside the building. The getaway driver waited in the vehicle while one of the robbers went inside the bank or convenience store.

The robbers have used a revolver-style pistol, a 45 semi-automatic handgun, a 40 semi-automatic handgun and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. They have used at least three different vehicles to perpetrate the robberies, a black Chevrolet Tahoe with after-market wheels, a Blue Saturn Vue and a Black Dodge Ram pick-up with a silver toolbox in the bed. 

The robbers are described as white males. At least one of the suspects has blond hair, is approximately five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. 

They always wear black stocking masks completely covering their faces, however, in one robbery, the top of the robber’s head was exposed revealing blond hair. The getaway driver is unknown. 

The Country Boy Bandits are believed responsible for the following robberies:

June 26, Valero Gas Station, 9400 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth

June 29, First Bank of Texas, 301 E State Highway 114, Grapevine

July 10, Pinnacle Bank, 4313 Wester Center Boulevard, Fort Worth

August 2, Wells Fargo Bank, 5322 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth

August 5, Chase Bank, 4420 Golden Triangle, Fort Worth

September 26, 7-11 Gas Station, 3300 Western Center, Fort Worth

The Country Boy Bandits should be considered armed and dangerous.

North Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the Country Boy Bandits. 

Contact North Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-877-373-TIPS or the FBI Dallas Division at 972-559-5000with information concerning this case. 

Visit tips.fbi.gov to submit an anonymous tip.