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FBI Warns of 'Route 91 Bandit': 'We Need to Put a Stop to This'

$10K reward for perp who's hit nearly a dozen banks along New England interstate

(Newser) - His disguise is no more elaborate than a coronavirus-preventing face mask (usually not worn properly, hanging underneath his nose), but the man dubbed the "Route 91 Bandit" has still managed to pull off nearly a dozen bank robberies throughout New England over the past several months. Now, the FBI...

FBI Hunts Bank Robber Dubbed 'Green Gaiter Bandit'

FBI says he's responsible for 14 robberies or attempts in California since October

(Newser) - The FBI is seeking help in identifying a bank robber in Southern California dubbed the " Green Gaiter Bandit ." Wearing a neck gaiter or face covering, often in the color green, the 6-foot-tall middle-aged white male has committed more than a dozen robberies or attempted robberies at banks in...

Cops: Bank Robber Made Deposit in ATM Outside

He was a Wells Fargo robber, and also a customer

(Newser) - Police in Delaware say a man who robbed a Wilmington bank on Saturday didn't keep the cash for long—after fleeing the Wells Fargo branch, he paused to make a deposit in the ATM outside. Police say McRoberts Williams, a 44-year-old California resident, handed a note to a teller...

Prosecutors: Fraudster Even Conned Fellow Inmates

Michael Moller also sentenced to almost 7 years over fraudulent PPP loans

(Newser) - A convicted bank robber is headed back to federal prison—this time for fraudulently seeking more than $4.7 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans. Michael Moller, 42, of Middletown, Rhode Island, was under federal supervised release following four armed bank robbery convictions when he filed 11 loan applications under...

The 'Too Tall Bandit' Strikes Again

FBI says tall serial bank robber hit 2 NC banks in November

(Newser) - A prolific bank robber known as the "Too Tall Bandit" is reportedly back in action after a two-year hiatus, and the FBI is desperate for tips. A man believed to have robbed 16 banks in Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina since 2009 hit the United Community Bank in...

Texas Bank Robber: 'I Didn't Get a Stimulus'
Man Robs Bank,
Blames COVID-19

Man Robs Bank, Blames COVID-19

'I didn't get a stimulus or that 10K loan'

(Newser) - A man who claimed to be a business owner robbed a bank and blamed the pandemic, police in Houston say. In the July 8 robbery, the man, who was wearing a bandanna over his face, handed the teller a note saying he hadn't received a stimulus check, ABC 13...

'Bad Wig Bandit' Hitting Banks in NC

FBI looking for help in North Carolina

(Newser) - The FBI is asking the public's help in catching a so-called “bad wig bandit” who's been robbing banks in North Carolina, per the AP . The FBI says the suspect wore a different wig during each heist in the Charlotte area. One wig was blonde. Another was black....

Wells Fargo: Ex-Worker Took $88K From Vault

Suspect Arlando M. Henderson allegedly posted on social media about his newfound riches

(Newser) - Federal authorities are accusing a former Wells Fargo employee of stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of a bank in North Carolina, the AP reports. An indictment unsealed this week alleges 29-year-old Arlando M. Henderson took the cash from customer deposits on at least 18 occasions...

Cops: Bank Robber Told Teller He Had Given Him Too Much

Florida man said he only wanted $1.1K

(Newser) - Sandy Hawkins is an unusual bank robbery suspect in several ways: He is 73 years old, he said he wanted to be caught—and he told the teller he had given him too much money, police say. The Florida man is accused of robbing a Boca Raton branch of Wells...

Day Before Wedding, Woman Tells Fiance to Turn Himself In

She saw an online post apparently showing him robbing a bank to pay for ring, venue

(Newser) - Coming up with the cash to pay for a wedding can be a stressful endeavor, and in a case out of Texas, it turned out to be a criminal endeavor for a groom-to-be. ABC News reports that Heath Edward Bumpous was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery after a Friday...

FBI Seeks 'Mummy Marauder'
FBI Seeks 'Mummy Marauder'

FBI Seeks 'Mummy Marauder'

Man wrapped in gauze robbed Texas bank

(Newser) - The FBI's Houston office is trying to catch a bank robber dubbed the "Mummy Marauder" before the city's news outlets can use the headline "The Mummy Returns." The FBI says the robber had white gauze wrapped around his face and arms when he robbed the...

John Dillinger's Remains Will Soon Be Exhumed

Nephew gets the OK to disinter dead bank robber

(Newser) - After John Dillinger was gunned down by FBI agents upon leaving a Chicago theater in 1934, thousands waited in line to see his body in a Chicago morgue; nearly 10,000 more did the same upon his body's return to Mooresville, Indiana. Now, what's left of that body...

FBI Is Looking for the 'Pink Lady Bandit'
FBI Captures 'Pink Lady Bandit'
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FBI Captures 'Pink Lady Bandit'

The woman allegedly robbed 4 banks across the East Coast in one week

(Newser) - In less than a week, a woman the FBI dubbed the "Pink Lady Bandit" robbed four East Coast banks, but on Sunday, she was caught. The FBI says the suspect carried a "distinctive pink handbag" during at least two of the robberies—hence the nickname. Her modus operandi...

Cops: Dying Bank Robber Robbed Banks 9 Days After Release

He told judge he wanted to spend time with family

(Newser) - At an April 29 sentencing hearing, convicted bank robber Jamie Frierson pleaded for leniency, saying he was dying of colon cancer and wanted to spend the little time he has left with his family. He was released after being sentenced to time served—and he robbed a bank nine days...

Cops: Ex-Chief Wounded After Second Bank Robbery

2 SC deputies shot at suspect after car chase

(Newser) - A former South Carolina police chief on probation for robbing a bank in 2017 is accused of robbing another bank and leading authorities on a car chase that ended when he was shot at and wounded, the AP reports. Former Williamston police chief Richard Edward Inman was charged last week...

Northernmost Inhabited Area Just Had Its First Bank Robbery

Congratulations (?), Svalbard

(Newser) - There's a first time for everything, and this week in a remote Norwegian archipelago, that first was a bank robbery. The Guardian reports an armed man pulled off the feat in Svalbard, located in the Arctic Ocean just a tad over 600 miles from the North Pole and said...

He Got Rich in the Lottery, Then Had to Rob Banks
He Hit a $19M Jackpot.
Then Everything Went Wrong
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He Hit a $19M Jackpot. Then Everything Went Wrong

Jim Hayes eventually went bankrupt and turned to robbing banks

(Newser) - You know those stories about people who strike it rich in the lottery, only to see their lives spiral out of control? Meet Exhibit A, Jim Hayes. At the Daily Beast , Natalie O'Neill recounts the crazy rags-to-riches-to-rags tale. In 1998, the 35-year-old Californian was working as a security guard...

Would-Be Bank Robber Balks, Asks to Open Account Instead

Unfortunately, he was lacking the proper ID to do so

(Newser) - A would-be bank robber turned into a would-be bank customer Friday afternoon, police say. The suspect walked into a Bayonne, NJ, bank and handed a teller a note demanding "all the money." But as the teller read the note, he snatched it back and said he wanted to...

Lottery Winner Pleads Guilty to Robbing Multiple Banks

James Hayes won $19M jackpot in 1998

(Newser) - James Hayes was working the graveyard shift as a security guard supervisor in 1998 when he hit California's SuperLotto jackpot, CBS Los Angeles reports. On Thursday—20 years after becoming a multimillionaire overnight—the 55-year-old Hayes pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Hayes was arrested in October while living in...

Cops: Suspect Took Cab Away From Bank Robbery

'Getaway driver' called police after seeing photo

(Newser) - Police in West Virginia say a suspected bank robber was captured after taking a cab to the heist. Ryan Michael Stepanian was arrested in Monday's robbery of a Charles Town bank and another bank heist Friday in nearby Ranson, the AP reports. Cab driver George Lyon says he took...

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