RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – The bank robber known to North Texas authorities as the ‘handsome guy bandit’ struck a Compass Bank branch full of customers in Richardson Saturday, nearly shooting a police officer before escaping.

He’s dubbed ‘handsome’ because of the masks he wears. Police say he’s linked to more than 6 bank robberies in the DFW area, including Saturday’s robbery in the 1400 block of E. Campbell Road.

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Richardson police spokesman Kevin Perlich says a bank employee attempted to stop the man, later identified as 44-year-old Steven Ray Milam.

Milam is facing an attempted capital murder of a police officer charge.  Upon leaving the bank he shot at a police officer’s squad car.  The officer was not injured.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Richardson Police at (972) 744-4801.