Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Requesting Public’s Assistance in Identifying and Locating Serial Robber

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, requests the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a serial bank robber, dubbed the “Granddad Bandit,” who has robbed in at least seven states to date.

Beginning on April 10, 2009, in Houston, Texas, an unknown white male, approximate age between 50-60 years old, began a bank robbery spree that has taken him to Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, New York, and Florida. His robberies are described as being calm, with a deliberate attempt to not attract attention to himself. The robber quietly presents a demand note to the victim teller and thereafter departs the bank without disruption to normal banking business going on around him.

Below are the following bank robberies that are currently being attributed to this individual:

* 4/10/09 Houston, Texas Amergy Bank of Texas
* 4/29/09 Atlanta, Georgia Suntrust Bank (303 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA)
* 5/29/09 Roanoke, Virginia Valley Bank
* 7/03/09 Little Rock, Arkansas Arvest Bank
* 7/24/09 Dallas, Texas Wells Fargo
* 8/21/09 Birmingham, Alabama Servis 1st Bank
* 9/22/09 Syracuse, NY Solvay Bank
* 10/02/09 Atlanta, Georgia Suntrust Bank (1503 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA)
* 10/16/09 Tallahassee, Florida Bank of America

The robber is described as follows:

* Race: White
* Sex: Male
* Age: 50-60 years of age
* Hgt: 6’0” – 6’4”
* Wgt: 220-250 lbs.
* Build: Stocky
* Hair: bald with short gray hair on side
* Misc: prescription glasses

There is now a $10,000 reward being offered by law enforcement in this matter.

Anyone with information should call the Atlanta FBI at tel. (404) 679-9000.

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