Friday, November 2, 2012

“The Bounty Bandit” wanted by the FBI

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.   The following robberies are attributed to the subject who has been given the nickname “The Bounty Bandit” since he passes a demand note to the victim tellers using a paper towel in order to avoid leaving physical evidence. 
Date                            Bank                                        Location
                       10/03/2009                  Chase Bank                           Merrillville IN
                       12/16/2009                   TCF Bank                                          Alsip IL
                       02/10/2010                   TCF Bank                                       Oaklawn IL
                       03/20/2010               Fifth Third Bank                              Munster IN
                      10/02/2012                     TCF Bank                                     Munster IN
                      10/11/2012                   Chase Bank                                 Merrillville IN
                      10/30/2012              TCF Bank(attempt)                        South Holland IL
                       10/31/2012                   TCF Bank                                        Lansing IL

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.    

Questions regarding this press release can be directed to Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Robert J. Ramsey at 219/769-3719.

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