"Grandad Bandit" sought in heists at 25 banks around U.S. - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

"Grandad Bandit" sought in heists at 25 banks around U.S.

Photo Source: FBI Photo Source: FBI

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The FBI is announcing a campaign to find the man who police say is responsible for more than 25 bank robberies in 13 states. At least four Alabama banks have fallen victim to the "Grandad Bandit".

Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched a 40+ state digital billboard campaign to strengthen law enforcement's efforts to identify and locate the man. The digital billboards will feature a photo, an FBI tip-line number, and announce an increase in the reward.

A spokesperson from the Mobile, Alabama FBI office confirms this is the first of its kind nationwide digital billboard campaign to try and locate a criminal. Overall, 1500 digital billboards across the country will run the picture.  

It's believed the man started his bank robbing career in December of 2008 with a Richmond, Virginia robbery. The unidentified white male has since targeted banks in at least 12 other states.

DESCRIPTION

The "Grandad Bandit" is described as follows:

Age: between 45-60 years of age
Build: Stocky
Height: 6'-6'3"
Hair: Balding with short grayish hair on the sides
Misc.: Wears wire-rimmed glasses, polo-type shirts and ball caps; clean shaven

The man enters the banks calmly, often times patiently waiting for his turn in line, and then as he approaches the victim tellers he presents his demand note. Once his demands are met he retrieves the note and exits the banks quietly so as not to bring attention to the crime he had just committed.

Bank robberies currently being attributed to this individual.

SunTrust Bank - Richmond, VA

12/19/2008

Whitney National Bank - Mobile, AL

1/16/2009

Amegy Bank of Texas - Houston, TX

4/10/2009

SunTrust Bank - Atlanta, GA

4/29/2009

Valley Bank -  Roanoke, VA

5/29/2009

Capital One Bank - Beaumont, TX

6/22/2009

Arvest Bank - Little Rock, AR

7/3/2009

Wells Fargo - Dallas, TX

7/24/2009

Bank of America - Wichita, KS

8/7/2009

Servis 1st Bank - Birmingham, AL

8/21/2009

Solvay Bank - Syracuse, NY

9/22/2009

SunTrust Bank - Atlanta, GA

10/2/2009

Bank of America - Tallahassee, FL

10/16/2009

Regions Bank - Fort Smith, AR

12/10/2009

Valley National Bank - Tulsa, OK

12/11/2009

RBC Bank - Marietta, GA

12/18/2009

Regions Bank - Jackson, MS

1/20/2010

First Bank -  Knoxville, TN

2/11/2010

BBVA Compass Bank – Huntsville, AL

2/24/2010

Bank of America – Atlanta, GA

4/2/2010

Hancock Bank – Mobile, AL

4/16/2010

PNC Bank –Lexington, KY

4/28/2010

Regions Bank –St. Louis, MO

5/18/2010

Union First Market - Glen Allen, VA

6/22/2010

Wachovia Bank – Houston, TX

7/3/2010

INFORMATION SOURCE: FBI
More information available at http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/unkn/grandad.htm.

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