‘Biker Bandit’ arrested, charged with robbing Galleria bank

Authorities have arrested a Houston man believed to be the suspected Galleria bank robber dubbed the “Biker Bandit,” according to the FBI.

The suspect, 25-year-old Emiliano Trevino, is facing federal charges for aggravated bank robbery with a deadly weapon, according to the criminal complaint filed Monday.

 

Today, Trevino appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy, at which time the court ordered him to be temporarily detained and ordered into a drug treatment program. Upon completion, he will be permitted release upon posting a $50,000 bond.

According to the charges, Trevino entered the BBVA Compass Bank on Westheimer Road on the third floor of the Galleria Mall Oct. 16, at approximately 12:42 p.m. Trevino allegedly approached a teller, reached into his jacket and displayed a revolver. He then demanded cash in the form of $100, $50 and $20 bills from the teller, according to the charges. The complaint further alleges he said “thank you” then left the bank.

Surveillance captured his image and he was later located with the help of Crime Stoppers, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Trevino faces up to 25 years in prison for the bank robbery. He further faces an additional seven years in federal prison for brandishing a firearm which would be served consecutively. The charge also carries a possible $250,000 maximum fine.

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