FBI offers $10K reward for information in recent bank robberies

2014-04-30T12:00:00Z 2014-04-30T21:11:24Z FBI offers $10K reward for information in recent bank robberiesTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 30, 2014 12:00 pm  • 

CHICAGO | The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of a man suspected of recently robbing four banks in Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi, according to a news release.

The suspect is dubbed the "Wandering Bandit" because of the distance between heist locations. On Friday, he robbed a bank in Huntley, Ill. The string of robberies began on Feb. 24 at the First Community Bank and Trust, 650 W. Wilmington Road in Peotone. The next robbery was April 4 at the DeMotte State Bank, 5650 Ind. 10 in Roselawn, Ind., and on April 10 in Diamondhead, Miss.

He is described as white or Hispanic with olive skin tone, about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds and estimated to be in his 20s or early 30s. In each robbery, he approached a bank teller and presented a note and/or made verbal demands for money. He has not displayed or implied a weapon and no injuries have occurred during the robberies.

He has worn a black knit hat, ball cap or straw cowboy hat and a black wool pea coat. He carries a tan messenger bag and has been seen driving a gray or silver late model Honda Accord.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who has information regarding the robberies is asked to call the Chicago FBI office at (312) 421-6700 or local law enforcement.

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