(Dallas Morning News) An immigrant rights activist from Farmers Branch is suspected of being a prolific bank robber known as the Mesh Mask Bandit, the FBI says.
Luis de la Garza, 59, appeared in federal court Friday in connection with the armed robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in April. Authorities believe he has robbed at least 18 other banks in nine area cities.
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De la Garza, who is in federal custody, could not be reached for comment, but his wife, Blanca Estrada, confirmed he had been charged. She said the allegations were a "shock and a surprise."