EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFBI Believes Suspect Sought In Putnam Bank Robbery Is Serial Bank Robber
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 10, 2013 4:21 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 10, 2013 4:46 PM EDT
Hurricane , Putnam County , West Virginia
The FBI is searching for a suspected serial bank robber who it believes hit a bank in Putnam County during his spree.
The suspect has been deemed the "I-55 Bandit" and is described as a young man in his early 20s, about 6 feet 3 inches tall, with strawberry blond hair. The FBI coined the name because the banks he is accused of robbing in the St. Louis area were along Interstate 55.
Investigators believe the suspect was involved in the robbery of the Huntington Bank on Great Teays Boulevard in Teays Valley on July 30. Investigators said he is involved in at least 10 bank robberies and two more attempted robberies in five states including Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia and Tennessee . In each of the successful robberies, the suspect handed the teller a note indicating he was armed and demanded money. No one was hurt during the robberies.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI
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