According to federal authorities, a note stashed inside a woman’s
jacket pocket led to the arrest of a woman who is believed to be the infamous
“Black Hoodie Bandit.” The alleged bank robber is suspected
of robbing up to 10 area banks in recent months.
D. Campbell of Arlington, 37, was taken into custody last week by Arlington
officers, according to Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District
of Texas John Parker, and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Dallas, Thomas Class Sr.
Bank employees around the area were on the lookout for the woman dubbed
the “Black Hoodie Bandit.” After hitting nine First Convenience
Bank branches and one tied to Woodforest National Bank, posters of the
woman had been distributed to the branches of the banks that she had been hitting.
Last Monday, it all came to a head when Campbell visited a Kroger on S.
Fielder Road in Arlington with a FCB inside the store. Already on alert,
when two employees saw the woman, they immediately recognized her from
the wanted posters, and Campbell apparently sensed that.
Campbell walked hurriedly past the bank employees, down an aisle and quickly
exited the store, said a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
By then, police spotted her vehicle, and officers were able to pull her
over. The officers discovered that Campbell also had outstanding misdemeanor
During the stop, the officer noticed a black jacket with a hood sitting
on the front seat. After searching the pocket, the officer found a note
saying, “This is a robbery,” and that the author “didn’t
want to hurt anyone.” The officers got a search warrant, which turned
up black gloves, a black beanie hat with a brim, dark sunglasses, and
a black leather purse with metal studs, according to federal officials.
In Campbell’s vehicle, authorities found a ledger containing the
addresses of several area banks that had been robbed since November 2014.
The ledger contained dates that corresponded to bank robberies that occurred
in the DFW area, according to federal officials.
On March 27, 2015, Campbell found herself standing in a federal courtroom;
she will remain in federal custody pending a preliminary and detention
hearing, scheduled for April 1.
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