‘Bird Flu Bandit’ Sought After Second El Paso Employees FCU Heist

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EL PASO, Texas – Authorities are searching for a robber in a surgical mask who has hit at least three area institutions in recent days, including El Paso Employees FCU on Monday.

During the credit union hold up the suspect, dubbed by the FBI the “Bid Flu Bandit,” stuck a handgun in the face of a teller and demanded cash. It was the second time the bandit has robbed that branch.

The robber put the money into gray plastic grocery bag, ordered the tellers to get on the floor and ran out of the branch.

The robber wore gloves, blue denim shorts, a red-and-gray baseball cap and a Houston Texans No. 8 jersey. He spoke in Spanish.


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