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FBI Hunting Multi-State Bank Robber Known As The “Traveling Bandit”

Asheville, NC

The FBI is seeking information about an unidentified bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks in 6 states since December 28th, 2018.

Investigators have dubbed him the “Traveling Bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing these robberies.  They believe the robber may strike again in the near future given his pattern of past robberies.

Date of Robbery Approximate Time Location Financial Institution FBI Division
Friday, December 28, 2018 3:21 pm Aventura, FL Capital Bank Miami
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:00 pm Asheville, NC Suntrust Bank Charlotte
Friday, January 4, 2019 3:00 pm Johnson City, TN Mountain Commerce Bank Knoxville
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 12:48 pm Mt. Juliet, TN US Bank Memphis
Thursday, January 10, 2019 9:40 am Prattville, AL TrustMark Bank Mobile
Monday, January 14, 2019 4:50 pm Mt. Vernon, IL 5th 3rd Bank Springfield
Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:00 pm Price Branch, UT Wells Fargo Bank Salt Lake City

So far, no one has been injured during the robberies.  The suspect usually approaches the counter and presents a note demanding money and threatening a weapon then departing the bank on foot.

Spotted in Price City, Utah

He may be driving a white Ford Explorer or Expedition.

Anyone with information about this robber is urged to call (754) 703-2000, their local police or contact nearest FBI Field Office or submit a tip online at: https://tips.fbi.gov.

The FBI and numerous local and state law enforcement agencies continue their investigation.