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“PJ Bandit” Serial Bank Robber Believed Responsible for Eight Bank Robberies

FBI Boston December 16, 2009
  • Special Agent Greg Comcowich (617) 223-6110

BOSTON, MA—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is releasing photographs and seeking the public’s assistance to help identify the individual believed responsible for the following eight bank robberies:

RANDOLPH FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
45 DIAUTO DRIVE
RANDOLPH, MA
10/29/09 at 10:15 a.m.

SOVEREIGN BANK
780 GALLIVAN BOULEVARD
DORCHESTER, MA
11/05/09 at 4:27 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CREDIT UNION
846 COMMONWEALTH AVE
BROOKLINE, MA
11/10/09 at 11:45 a.m.

FIRST TRADE CREDIT UNION
753 EAST BROADWAY
SOUTH BOSTON, MA
11/18/09 at 1:30 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER CREDIT UNION
62 CLAY STREET
QUINCY, MA
11/24/09 at 2:40 p.m.

CITIZENS BANK
315 HARVARD STREET
BROOKLINE, MA
11/30/09 at 12:15 p.m.

PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS
264 WASHINGTON STREET
BROOKLINE, MA
12/07/09 at 3:20 p.m.

BOSTON CREDIT UNION
1010 MORRISSEY BLVD
DORCHESTER, MA
12/11/09 at 4:50 p.m.

 

In seven of the robberies, the subject has passed a note threatening the use of a gun. In one robbery, a small black handgun was displayed. In several of the robberies, the subject is seen using a black and silver cell phone and carrying a dark colored messenger bag/lap-top bag.

Witnesses describe the subject as:

Race/Gender:   Black Male
Age:  Mid 30's
Height: 5'6" – 5’8"
Weight:  Medium build, 165 to 190 lbs
Hair:  Brown
Facial Hair: Thin goatee
Misc:  Periodically wears wire rim style glasses
Has worn either a baseball style cap or dark knit cap
Has worn either a dark puffy jacket or brown/tan coat

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (617)742-5533.

CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Serial Bank Robber(s) Believed Responsible for Eight Bank Robberies