"Tall, Dark and Handsome Bandit" Identified, Remains a Fugitive

By: FBI Press Release
By: FBI Press Release

Tips from the public have helped investigators identify and charge the so called “Tall, Dark and Handsome Bandit.” Now the FBI needs your help in locating fugitive John “Steven” Stark.

Stark is charged federally with bank robbery in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. He’s charged with robbing the Bank of America, located at 2625 Calder in Beaumont, Texas, on January 30th, 2012. He is also wanted for questioning in the robbery of the Comerica Bank, address 3135 Southwest Freeway in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, February 2nd, 2012.

During the Beaumont bank robbery, Stark is alleged to have passed a threatening note to tellers, and never spoke. In the more recent Houston robbery, the bank robber also handed a teller a threatening note which demanded money. No one was physically hurt during either robbery.

Stark, goes by Steven Stark. He is a white male, 46 years old, 6’ tall, and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He was last known to be driving a silver 2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan, bearing Texas license plate 699XPW. His last known address was located in Liberty County, Texas. He is also known to have friends and associates in the Beaumont and Houston, Texas areas.

Crime Stoppers of Houston is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Stark. If you have information about Stark, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 713-222-TIPS (8477), or the Houston office of the FBI at 713-693-5000.

Stark is currently being featured as a wanted fugitive on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards in the Houston area.

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