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FBI Offers Reward for Information About 'Lion Man' Serial Bank Robber
Suspect Now Linked to 11 Robberies and Attempted Robberies

FBI Baltimore May 02, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Amy Thoreson (410) 277-6689

The FBI is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the ‘Lion Man,’ whom they believe is now responsible for 11 robberies and attempted robberies at banks around the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas. Witnesses say he threatened the teller with a gun during the most recent robbery at the Suntrust at 10000 Baltimore National Pike in Columbia, Maryland.

FBI agents and detectives believe he is responsible for the following robberies:

  • Wells Fargo, 860 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, on February 18, 2014
  • Wells Fargo, 860 North Rolling Road, Catonsville, on March 14, 2014
  • Wells Fargo, 6300 Richmond Highway, Fairfax, Virginia, on April 18, 2014
  • Wells Fargo, 2320 Ashton Street, Baltimore, on April 20, 2014
  • Wells Fargo, 2320 Ashton Street, Baltimore, on April 21, 2014
  • Capital One Bank, 11261 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 21, 2014
  • Capital One Bank, 11241 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland, on April 28, 2014
  • MT&T Bank, 4915 Executive Park Drive, Columbia, Maryland, on April 30, 2014
  • Wells Fargo, 2320 Ashton Street, Baltimore, on May 1, 2014
  • Suntrust Bank, 13814 Outlet Dr, Silver Spring, Maryland, on May 1, 2014
  • Suntrust Bank, 10000 Baltimore National Pike, Columbia, Maryland, on May 1, 2014

The subject has been nicknamed Lion Man because he has worn a black or light blue baseball cap with blue the Detroit Lions logo in multiple robberies. Witnesses describe him as a black man about 40 years old, about 5’10” to 6’0” tall, and weighing about 240 pounds. He is also described as having salt and pepper gray hair in his beard and mustache.

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Tipsters could receive up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the robber. Anyone has information about the robber or the robberies is asked to call the Baltimore Division of the FBI at 410-265-8080.