Nineteen Bank Robberies Later, the FBI Has Caught the Mesh Mask Bandit

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The Mesh Mask Bandit's run was bound to come to an end. It's possible, one supposes, to stick up a bank or two, then flee to some sparsely inhabited island, out of reach of the FBI. But when you rob 19 North Texas banks over the course of a few months, your luck will inevitably turn.

Luis Delagarza, a 59-year-old from Farmers Branch, was arrested and appeared in federal court today. So far, he's only charged with a single robbery -- the April 22 holdup of a Farmers Branch Wells Fargo -- because that's where an employee to caught a glimpse of the robber's face before he put on his mask. She later picked Delagarza out of a photo lineup. Expect charges for the other stickups when they file an indictment.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma Ramirez ordered that Delagarza remain in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing on June 25. The circumstances of his arrest aren't clear.

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newmexafrica
newmexafrica

I am completely shocked and totally surprised that Eric left this fact out of his "article", why, it is almost like the facts don't fit the Observer's "progressive" agenda!

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130621-immigrant-rights-activist-accused-of-being-mesh-mask-bandit.ece

Farmers Branch immigrant-rights activist accused of being ‘Mesh Mask Bandit’

An immigrant rights activist from Farmers Branch is suspected of being a prolific bank robber known as the Mesh Mask Bandit, the FBI says.

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

Texas may be a cautionary tale on pell-mell immigration. We invited them and enticed them with property to settle a hostile land our own citizens were just not willing to occupy. We only asked they assimilate by becoming citizens, learn to speak the language, and pledge allegiance to Mexico. Once the Anglos reached critical mass they rebelled. What kind of gratitude is that?

It follows that once Latinos, if they do not assimilate into E Pluribus Unum, will at the very least vote to separate and rejoin Mexico as part of the Estados Unidos de México. 

And I could see the NE Seaboard kissing the paper on that, if Mexico agreed to issue 100-year bonds to cover Texas' debt portion on exit. Texas could self-finance the purchase.

Besides. The Left can't stand those Texans anyways and no doubt they think it was il-gotten in the first place.  Serves the rednecks right, eh?

And from my perspective here in Dallas regarding the direction of this country, adios mofos.

I'll take my chances in Mexico.

Let my people go.

Obummer
Obummer

Yo let muh bro go; he’s just be ah unlicensed bank stress tester.

FBWatchdog
FBWatchdog

This guy is on the steering committee for the Hispanic Republicans of TX-- check out a cached version of their website: http://hispanicrepublicansoftx.org/steering-committee/ since they scrubbed his name late last night. 


rubbercow
rubbercow

Just waiting for the defense to posit that trying to get Latinos to abide by immigration laws caused Mr. Delagarza to rob these banks.

Natalie Nicodemus
Natalie Nicodemus

You should never go to Wells Fargo anyway - even if its only to rob them

holmantx
holmantx topcommenter

@mineyours123 @holmantx 

A comment to complete Mr. Nicholson's info wars piece.

And it is the kind of comment to ensnare a low-information voter who only reads the kind of bs above, then comments with bewilderment.

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