FBI Seeking Help Catching ‘Burly Bandit’

A bank robbery suspect believed to be involved in heists in Massachusetts and Rhode Island is wanted by the feds, with a big reward attached to any arrest and conviction-resulting tips. ABC6 has more from the FBI below…

 

“Burly” Bandit Believed Responsible For At Least Ten Robberies in Four States
Reward Offered

An unknown white male entered each bank managing to conceal his face in a variety of ways.  He has used sunglasses, a wig, and a variety of hats, to include a straw cowboy hat.  He has made threats to kill the bank tellers and has brandished a weapon.  After receiving cash, he flees the bank on foot in an unknown direction.  

Witnesses describe the subject as:

        Race/Gender:            White male
        Age:                          Late 40's to early 50's
        Height:                      Approximately 6'
        Weight:                     Stocky build; 250 to 300 lbs
        Hair:                         Short brown
        
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at (617) 742-5533.  The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) believed responsible for these robberies.  Additionally, the Massachusetts Bankers Association Tip Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000.

The suspect(s) is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted in connection with the following robberies.

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank
10 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA    
04/27/2010 @ 12:13 p.m.

Bank of America
7 Sedgwick Avenue
Darien, CT    
04/12/2010 @ 10:30 a.m.

Digital Credit Union
378 Middlesex Road
Tyngsboro, MA
05/05/2010 @ 3:00 p.m.  

Rollstone Bank & Trust
486 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA    
05/17/2010 @ 2:18 p.m.

Pawtucket Federal Credit Union    
3319 Post Road        
Warwick, RI    
05/27/2010 @ 1:04 p.m.    

Rockland Federal Credit Union
653 East Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA
05/27/2010 @ 2:00 p.m.

Hampshire First Bank
68 Nashua Road    
Londonderry, NH    
06/01/2010 @ 12:30 p.m.    

Pentucket Bank    
201 State Route 111
Hampstead, NH
06/01/2010 @ 1:52 p.m.

Webster Bank
637 Main Street
Somers, CT
06/24/2010 @ 10:45 a.m.

Ocean Bank
707 Milford Road
Merrimack, NH
07/02/2010 @ 10:36 a.m.