serial bank robber who led police on a high-speed chase across the
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has been sentenced to 14 years in federal
prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin
Dubbed the “Undead Bandit” by the FBI, Carter Briscoe Tucker, 54,
pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery and one count of
possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in
December of 2019. Last Friday, he was sentenced before U.S. District
Judge Karen G. Scholer.
In plea papers, Mr. Tucker admitted to robbing ten banks across the
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex from October 2017 to August 2019 and
stealing in excess of $52,000. During the commission of most of the bank
robberies, Mr. Tucker wore a Halloween-style mask, all black clothing,
gloves, and a holster on his left hip, which contained a .45 caliber
On August 3, 2019, Mr. Tucker entered a Wells Fargo bank in Alvarado,
Texas. He approached the bank teller, placed a cooler on the counter,
and stated, “Give me all your money. No dye packs. No trackers, and
nobody is going to get hurt.” Afraid for her life, the teller complied
with Mr. Tucker’s demand and handed over cash.
Local law enforcement were alerted to Mr. Tucker’s license plate
number and he was located leaving the bank. Mr. Tucker fled the scene at
speeds in excess of 100 mph when authorities attempted to pull him
over. Police deployed spike strips in an effort to disable his vehicle,
but Mr. Tucker continued to drive with flat tires. Eventually, Mr.
Tucker bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Law enforcement
arrested him the following day.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force
conducted the investigation and Alvarado Police Department, Johnson
County Sheriff’s Office and Texas DPS assisted with the arrest. The
following agencies aided in the robbery investigations: Denton Police
Department, Grapevine Police Department, Rowlett Police Department,
Balch Springs Police Department, Keller Police Department, Argyle Police
Department, Bedford Police Department, Alvarado Police Department and
Fort Worth Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melanie Smith
prosecuted this case.