Suspected serial robber arrested

July 25, 2018

A suspect dubbed the “Camry Cruizin’ Bandit” has been arrested in connection with a string of bank robberies, the FBI and San Antonio police announced in a news release Tuesday.

Dennis Edward Stephen, according to the release, wore a white T-shirt, UTSA Roadrunners baseball cap and surgical mask to cover his head and face as he robbed a bank in the 1100 block of North Loop 1604 West on Monday around 3:30 p.m. After fleeing, he was taken into custody by SAPD officers on Loop 1604 near Lockhill-Selma Road.

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Stephen has also been linked to seven other robberies in which the man in those incidents also covered his head and face with a white T-shirt and surgical mask, the release said. In addition, the robber in all the incidents demanded money from the tellers’ bottom drawers. The “Camry Cruizin’ Bandit” was so named because the suspect is alleged to have driven that vehicle in previous robberies, the news release said.

After an initial hearing in federal court on Tuesday, he was ordered held pending a bail hearing on Friday, the release said.

Guillermo Contreras covers federal court and immigration news in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | gcontreras@express-news.net | Twitter: @gmaninfedland

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