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FBI: Grandpa bandit on the loose

Press Release

ATLANTA - 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" that has robbed in at least seven states to date.

Beginning on April 10, 2009, at 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 (404) 679-9000.
 
Source: Atlanta FBI
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