Authorities seek North Texas 'Cookie Bandits'

Both the Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects in connection to a string of robberies.

The suspects, dubbed the "Cookie Bandits," by officials, are believed to have robbed up to 30 North Texas businesses.

The robberies took place in Dallas, Garland, Mesquite and Seagoville between Oct. 2, 2014 and Feb. 24 of this year. In most of them, the suspects ran into businesses, jumped over the cashier's counter and demanded cigarettes, money and snacks -- cookies included.

Authorities say that the suspects might be in their 20s, and they are known to carry handguns during the robberies.

Authorities say one of the suspects is black, about 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. The other suspect is black, about 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds.

The suspects often wear jeans, gloves and dark hoodies, and in many of the robberies, one has been seen wearing a red glove. They keep their faces hidden by wearing their hoods closely drawn.

Three other male suspects might also be involved. Authorities did not provide descriptions of them, only saying that one of them is white, one is black and the other is Hispanic.

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