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.