Traveling Bandit- National- 2018/2019 (CAPTURED) Jan 19, 2019 6:02:13 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 19, 2019 6:02:13 GMT -5
(Above images: fbi.gov website)
From the fbi.gov:
The FBI is seeking information about an unidentified bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks in six states since December 28, 2018. Investigators have dubbed him the “Traveling Bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing these robberies. They believe the robber may strike again in the near future given his pattern of past robberies, as displayed below.
December 28, 2018; Aventura, Florida; Capital Bank
January 2, 2019; Asheville, North Carolina; SunTrust Bank
January 4, 2019; Johnson City, Tennessee; Mountain Commerce Bank
January 8, 2019 Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; US Bank
January 10, 2019; Prattville, Alabama; TrustMark Bank
January 14, 2019; Mt. Vernon, Illinois; 5th 3rd Bank
January 17, 2019; Price Branch, Utah; Wells Fargo Bank
So far, no one has been injured during the robberies. The suspect usually approaches the counter and presents a note demanding money and threatening a weapon, then departing the bank on foot. He may be driving a white Ford Explorer or Expedition. (See above photo.)
In most of the robberies, he has worn similar clothing, including a black jacket, white t-shirt, and black baseball hat. He is described as a white male, with a goatee, and salt and pepper hair. He is approximately 40 to 50 years old, 5’6” to 5’10”, with a medium build. The suspect has tattoos on both arms.
The FBI and numerous local and state law enforcement agencies continue their investigation.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS
Submit a Tip:
Anyone with information about this robber is urged to call (754) 703-2000, or contact the nearest FBI field office or submit a tip online at: tips.fbi.gov.
Thoughts? The traveling bandit was added to the FBI's website yesterday. Anyway, the traveling bandit appears to be white, which negated my theory when I first heard his nickname that he was NBA point guard Russell Westbrook. (20 percent of you will get that joke, I don't care and I'm sticking with it).
Anyway, in all seriousness, hopefully he's caught soon. Sometimes people will not recognize the danger of a serial bank robber if no one gets seriously injured, but all it takes is just one robbery to go awry for that to change. Not to mention, he has terrified bankers in at least six states anymore, and we fail to recognize they are still victims that had to go through an ordeal they'll always remember even if they weren't hurt.
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