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FBI Offers Reward After 'Scream Bandit' Strikes 6 Times

Suspect has robbed 6 Virginia gas stations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2020 2:46 AM CST
The Scream Bandit is seen during a Jan. 19, 2019 robbery.   (FBI)
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(Newser) – The "Scream Bandit" has struck six times since the start of last year—and the FBI wants to stop him before there are any more sequels. The suspect has robbed six gas stations in Richmond, Va., and the surrounding area while wearing a Scream mask, reports CBS19. Three of the robberies happened in January and February last year and there were another three last month, two of them on the same day. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, who brandished a semi-automatic handgun in all six robberies, CNN reports. The FBI says the suspect is a black male, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 160-180 pounds. (Read more armed robbery stories.)

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