FBI Requests Assistance in Identifying "Limping Bandit"
The FBI is searching for a man thought to be responsible for at least 19 armed bank robberies over a two-year period.
The robberies have been in Tallahassee, Perry and Lake City, Fla., as well as the Dothan, Ala., area. Robberies also have taken place in the southern part of South Carolina, according to James Casey, special agent in charge of the FBI's Jacksonville Division.
The suspect is described as white, between the ages of 30 and 50, 5'8” to 6'0” tall, weighing between 190 and 250 pounds, and having strawberry blond or red hair.
The man has freckles and walks with a limp. He has worn a collared shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses, which he sometimes puts on the bill of his hat. He has carried a black semi-automatic handgun.
During the robberies in question, the suspect entered the bank in a “low-key manner” and approached the teller counter. He then pulled out a handgun from his waistband or held it underneath his shirt by his waist.
He remained quiet and discreet so that most of the other employees were not aware of the robbery. The suspect then left the bank on foot and may have headed to a car parked in a nearby parking lot.
The subject is currently featured on the “America's Most Wanted” television show.
If anyone has any information regarding this suspect, call the FBI office in Jacksonville at 904-248-7000 or the Tallahassee office at 850-224-4107.
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