Top 10 'Most Wanted' bank robber arrested

Man known as 'the bearded bank robber' caught Wednesday

Published On: Sep 21 2012 07:02:39 PM CDT

One of Crime Stoppers' top 10 "Most Wanted" bank robbers has been arrested, authorities said.

Kyle Lee Puglisi, 27, also known as "the bearded bank robber," was captured at America's Best Inn and Suites Hotel on North Freeway on Wednesday.

The arrest happened shortly after a bank robbery at the First Community Credit Union on FM 2920 and the Crime-Stoppers' "Most Wanted" press conference, police said.

Crime Stoppers, the FBI, the Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office all participated in the press conference and Puglisi's arrest.

To learn more about the "Most Wanted" list, visit the Crime Stoppers web site.

Photos: 10 most wanted bank robbers

Published On: Sep 19 2012 04:54:22 PM CDT

Houston Crime Stoppers releases its list of the 10 most wanted bank robbers in the area. Take a look surveillance images and see if you can help catch a crook.

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This man is wanted in several bank robberies in July and August. He passes threatening notes to tellers. He's wanted in connection with the following robberies:

July 2, 2012: 8550 Highway 6 North

Aug. 7, 2012: 1461 Spring Cypress

Aug. 20, 2012: 10306 S. Post Oak Road

Aug. 20, 2012: 612 N. Victory