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FBI Seeks Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Dubbed the I-55 Bandit

Indianapolis, IN-(ENEWSPF)- The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify the “I-55 Bandit.” Since May 6, 2013, he may have robbed 10 banks and attempted to rob two others in five states: Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia, and Tennessee. In all the completed robberies, the subject used a demand note and implied he was armed. No one was physically injured. The amounts of money taken are not being disclosed.

The I-55 Bandit is described as young (early to mid-20s), tall (6’0” to 6′ 3”), and thin with short brown or strawberry blond hair. FBI St. Louis dubbed him the I-55 Bandit because all the banks robbed in the St. Louis area were along Interstate 55. Surveillance photos from the various robberies are below.

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May 6, 2013
Scott Credit Union
Edwardsville, Illinois
May 15, 2013
U.S. Bank
Crystal City, Missouri
May 21, 2013
First State Community Bank
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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June 5, 2013
Hartford Bank
Bel Air, Maryland
June 9, 2013
TD Bank
Essex, Maryland
July 2, 2013
Commerce Bank
Arnold, Missouri
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July 19, 2013
Wells Fargo Bank
Bel Air, Maryland
July 24, 2013
Susquehanna Bank
Ocean Bank, Maryland
July 30, 2013
Huntington National Bank
Hurricane, West Virginia
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No photo available.

Physical and clothing descriptions 
are similar to Bank of Jackson 
robbery on August 14, 2013.

August 12, 2013
First State Bank (attempted)
Jackson, Tennessee
August 14, 2013
Bank of Jackson
Jackson, Tennessee
August 14, 2013
Clayton Bank (attempted)
Jackson, Tennessee

Digital billboards (see example below) that are located in the affected cities and surrounding areas may feature the “I-55 Bandit. In an existing partnership with the FBI, the digital billboard companies offer the billboard space, at no cost, as a public service. Cases of interest and time sensitive information are displayed on the digital billboards and run as space is available.

Indianapolis I-55 Bandit billboard 9/10

Questions about specific cases should be directed to the respective FBI field office:

If you have any information, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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