bank robbery

West Orange Police are still searching for the man who robbed the Firestone Community Federal Credit Union at 2101 Macarthur Drive in West Orange on Sept. 6. Witnesses describe the gunman as about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. During the robbery, the suspect wore dark coveralls, a maroon ski mask covering his face and head, sunglasses and gloves on his hands. Tellers gave the thief an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled the scene.

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A 46-year-old Daisetta man that became knows as the “Tall, Dark and Handsome Bandit” has been sentenced to federal prison for a string of bank robberies, including two in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

John Steven Stark pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery and was sentenced to 169 months (more than 14 years) in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. Stark was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,390.17.

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