We are seeking the community’s help to identify the person responsible for attempting to murder a Texas Police Officer after robbing a bank. This individual is also suspected of using a gun to rob other banks between October 1998 and March 2003. In addition, this person also physically assaulted bank employees who were simply doing their job of serving their customers. The offender committed these armed robberies in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.
- October 1998, Oklahoma City, OK
- April 1999, Oklahoma City, OK
- September 1999, Wichita, KS
- October 2001, Fort Worth, TX
- July 2002, Arlington, TX
- February 2003, Tulsa OK
- March 2003, Watauga, TX
We are still seeking information even though these robberies occurred several years ago. Offenders who commit such crimes may go dormant for a period of time for various reasons, however, this individual may return to our community to do harm. We believe that there are members of our communities that have knowledge of information related to helping identify this person. Therefore, we are asking for anyone who has any information regarding these robberies or the person who committed them. We are specifically looking at someone who would have exhibited changes in behavior from the late summer/early fall of 1998 up to late winter of 2003, to include:
- Altering of physical appearance (growth or removal of facial hair, change in hair color or cut, etc.).
- Change in normal routine, which might include missing work, classes, or previously scheduled appointments.
- Displays of anxiety, nervousness, or irritability.
- An unexplained possession of cash.
- Recently obtained material possessions or purchases that the individuals would not likely have been able to afford, i.e. vehicles, expensive clothing, etc.
- Displayed an above average interest in banks and financial institutions, to include conducting surveillance of banks and/or discussing security features of banks.
- May have withdrawn from normal activities during this time period.
- Disposing of property without reasonable explanations, to include clothing, vehicles, and weapons.
- Intense interest in the status of these investigations.
- May have expressed anger or resentment to the banking industry.
- Previously employed or provided services to banks.
- Might have experienced a loss in income or employment starting in the late summer of 1998.
- Changes in the consumption of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs that started in the late summer of 1998.
- Someone who left or moved out of your community during this time period to include incarceration or unplanned, last minute vacation.
- Expressed an unusual or out of the way interest in driving around the areas of the above mentioned bank robbery locations.
Oftentimes members of our community have information of value but do not come forward with the information because of concerns that it may not be important or may be a waste of time. Regardless of how insignificant you think your information might be, or whether or not you think we already are aware of it, please let us assess the relevance of your tip. If you do not want to reveal the circumstances in which you obtained the information you have provided, you can communicate anonymously with us as well.
Criminal Investigations has developed a sketch based on DNA obtained in the case. The below image is a rendering of what the suspect may have looked like at the time the incident took place. (Update posted 3.15.19)
Anyone with information is asked to contact our established tip line at 817-281-1000. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting the North Richland Hills Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8411. Another option to contact is through our (Facebook, Twitter, etc) at @NRHPD or North Richland Hills PD.