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Police dub ETX bank robber as 'Loan Ranger Bandit'

Surveillance still from Thursday's Compass Bank robbery. Surveillance still from Thursday's Compass Bank robbery.
Surveillance still from Thursday's Compass Bank robbery. Surveillance still from Thursday's Compass Bank robbery.
Photo taken from surveillance of the August 2011 Altra Federal Credit Union Robbery. Photo taken from surveillance of the August 2011 Altra Federal Credit Union Robbery.
Still taken from surveillance footage from a Benton, Arkansas bank robbery. (Source: Benton Police Department) Still taken from surveillance footage from a Benton, Arkansas bank robbery. (Source: Benton Police Department)

Sporting a basketball outfit and a backwards cap, surveillance video captured the "Loan Ranger Bandit" as he casually strolled into a Compass Bank in Tyler.

"He doesn't disguise himself, so we have shots of his face and of his body and everything," said Don Martin, Tyler Police Department spokesperson. 

Police say it's the fourth bank he's robbed. This time, they dubbed him the "Loan Ranger Bandit". 

"Ranger' due to the fact the he had on a Rangers hat yesterday," said Martin. 

In two of those robberies, he's dressed professionally, wearing a fedora. His face is always out in the open which leads police to believe he's not from around here. 

"Just hey, here I am. Almost like he's asking to be caught. I don't know. It's hard to say," said Martin. 

After Thursday's robbery, witnesses say he took off running. 

"He ran east of the bank into the neighborhood where he probably had a getaway car. We don't know if there was someone waiting for him or if he jumped into it himself," said Martin. 

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