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"Grandpa Bandit" On A Robbery Spree
This brazen bank robber has made no effort to conceal his identity but authorities need your help to identify him
This brazen bank robber has made no effort to conceal his identity, but authorities need your help to identify him.
Ever since the "Grandad Bandit" debuted his robbery skills on April 10, 2009, when he passed a Houston, Texas teller a note demanding money, agents with the FBI say this elderly man hasn't let up.
On April 29, the unknown man robbed a bank in Atlanta, Ga.
On May 29, in Roanoke, Va. the Grandad Bandit made his third robbery.
In the month of June, the Grandad Bandit appears to have taken a brief hiatus from robbing banks; although agents with the FBI are skeptical, seeing as he robs a bank just about every month.
On July 3, the serial bank robber hit Little Rock, Ark.
After robbing the bank in Arkansas, the Grandad Bandit headed back to Texas, where he hit a bank in Dallas on July 24.
On the first of the month in August, a bank in Birmingham, Ala. was the target of his next robbery.
Leaving the South, the Grandad Bandit traveled to upstate New York, where he robs a bank in Syracuse on September 22.
On October 2, the elderly man, once again, robbed a bank in Atlanta, Ga.
Most recently, on October 10, he was witnessed in Tallahassee, Fla. where he robbed yet another bank, bringing the total to nine robberies thus far.
The first step in catching this brazen bank robber is to identify him; so, take a good look at these pictures and see if you can put a name to the face.
Cops: Another Robbery Seems Inevitable
In most of the robberies thus far the Grandpa Bandit has worn a cap such as this one
In most of the robberies thus far, the Grandpa Bandit has worn a cap, such as this one.
With nine banks already under his belt, another robbery from the Grandad Bandit seems inevitable. It's just a matter of time, agents have said.
Although a pattern has not yet been established, a couple facts remain evident: for example, the majority of the robberies have occurred in the South.
He stands around 5'10" tall, and is overweight and balding. He typically wears a hat, although has been caught on camera without one. He also wears a gold wristwatch.
Not much else is know about the Grandad Bandit.
In all the robberies thus far, he hasn't made any effort to conceal his identity. The first step in catching this brazen bank robber is to identify him; so, take a good look at these pictures and see if you can put a name to the face.
A nationwide manhunt is on and it's only a matter of time before the next bank is hit -- unless you can help cops haul him in.
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* Federal Bank Robbery (9 counts) , Houston , TX ; Apr 10, 2009