The 'cowboy' that fooled the FBI

Cowboy Bob: crime's unexpected wrangler

Stars Insider

08/02/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Curiosity

When he first became notorious around Dallas, Texas, Cowboy Bob was recognized as being 5 ft 10 in, with a slight belly, a long beard, gray hair, and an eerie silence about him.  And although he was stealing from banks, he was described as being very polite!

Between 1991 and 1992, the mysterious wrangler eluded the FBI as he robbed without leaving any trace of evidence behind... until he finally got careless. What the feds found, however, was not what they expected.

Dig into the enigmatic story of Cowboy Bob as you browse this gallery, and buckle up for some of the twists and turns that flipped the FBI's investigation on its head!

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