FBI seeks man wanted for bank robberies since 2009
Post-Tribune staff report November 2, 2012 3:58PM
Robert A. Jones, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the subject responsible for seven bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in Illinois and Indiana. In these robberies, the subject indicated he has a weapon and witnesses describe him as follows: Black male, 5’10” – 6’, 180-190 lbs., dark complexion, 30-40 years of age. The subject may also be driving a white or light tan Buick Rendezvous, unknown plate. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 4, 2012 6:12AM
The FBI on Friday released a bank security camera photograph of “The Bounty Bandit,” a man suspected in at least seven bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery going back three years.
The man, according to the FBI, has indicated he has a weapon and is wanted most recently for a robbery Wednesday at the TCF Bank in Lansing, Ill.
Other banks robbed by the man include: Chase Bank, Merrillville, Oct. 11; TCF Bank, Munster, Oct. 2; Fifth Third Bank, Munster, March 20, 2010; TCF Bank, Oak Lawn, Ill., Feb. 10, 2010; TCF Bank, Alsip, Ill., Dec. 16, 2009, and Chase Bank, Merrillville, Oct. 3, 2009. He is also a suspect in the attempted robbery Tuesday of TCF Bank in South Holland, Ill.
The suspect has been given the nickname “The Bounty Bandit” because he passes a demand note to the victim tellers and uses a paper towel in order to avoid leaving physical evidence.
Witnesses describe him as a 30- to 40-year-old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall black male weighing 180 to 190 pounds with a dark complexion. The FBI also said the suspect may also be driving a white or light tan Buick Rendezvous, unknown plate.