Man suspected of being ‘handsome’ bandit indicted

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 15, 2012 at 1:22 AM

BEAUMONT, Texas  -- A Southeast Texas man suspected of being the so-called “tall, dark and handsome” bandit has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a bank robbery charge.

John Steven Stark was charged Tuesday, six days after the 46-year-old from Daisetta, Texas, was arrested following a different bank robbery in Beaumont.

Prosecutors say Stark entered a Bank of America branch in Beaumont on Jan. 30 and gave a teller a note saying “This is a bank robbery.” The teller handed over $3,338 in cash. Authorities say Stark was identified through surveillance video.

Stark was arrested Feb. 8 shortly after a Prosperity Bank branch in Beaumont was robbed. He was wanted for questioning in a Feb. 2 bank holdup in Houston.

An attorney for Stark didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

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