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$10K reward offered for Loan Ranger Bandit

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for a serial bank robber whose last hit was a Madison bank. (Source: FBI) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for a serial bank robber whose last hit was a Madison bank. (Source: FBI)
Madison BancorpSouth robbery suspect. Madison BancorpSouth robbery suspect.
MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday a $10,000 reward is being offered to help catch the elusive Loan Ranger Bandit.

Authorities say the serial bank robber most recently hit the BancorpSouth on Main Street in Madison Oct. 26. They believe he's the same man whose robbed nine other banks in Texas and Arkansas since 2009.

WLBT reported the possible connection in October after news staff at WLBT's sister station KLTV-TV in Tyler, Texas, noticed a number of similarities between Madison's bank robber and the Loan Ranger Bandit.

He's dubbed the Loan Ranger Bandit for the blue Texas Rangers hat he has worn while robbing banks where loans are offered, according to the FBI.

Each time, the robber has made no attempt to hide his face. The robber is a white male in his early 30s, approximately 5'7" to 6'0" tall, approximately 200 pounds, with a medium build. He has short light brown hair, wears glasses, and has a small mole or mark just above his right eye on the lower part of his forehead.  His varied clothing styles have included: athletic wear, jeans, and business attire.

The suspect may drive a maroon Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a thin white pinstripe around the truck bed.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.  If you have any information, call the FBI at: 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online.

Suspected robberies of Loan Ranger Bandit

January 16, 2009

Summit Bank

1114 Highway 35 South

Benton, Arkansas

June 30, 2011

Summit Bank

1114 Highway 35 South

Benton, Arkansas

July 21, 2011


3701 Fairway Boulevard

Wichita Falls, Texas

August 31, 2011

Altra Federal Credit Union

5523 Troup Highway

Tyler, Texas

October 4, 2011

Temple Santa Fe Community Credit Union

1750 West Avenue A

Temple, Texas

January 4, 2012

Union State Bank

902 Palm Valley Boulevard

Round Rock, Texas

May 17, 2012

BBVA Compass

6910 South Broadway Ave.

Tyler, Texas

July 9, 2012

First State Bank Central Texas

50 South Main Street

Salado, Texas

August 17, 2012

FedStar Credit Union

701 Harvey Road

College Station, Texas

October 26, 2012

BancorpSouth Bank

2174 Main Street

Madison, Mississippi




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