The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Unknown Serial Bank Robber
|FBI Boston February 11, 2014|
BOSTON, MA—The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber who is alleged to have robbed four banks in the greater Boston area from December 12, 2013 to January 28, 2014. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and displays what appears to be a black handgun.
The alleged robber is either a black male, or possibly Hispanic, believed to be in his mid-30s to 40s, approximately 5’11” tall with a medium build. During the robberies, he has worn a dark jacket, dark pants, both black gloves and white gloves, a scarf or ski mask covering his face, and a knit hat. He also has what appear to be skin tags or moles underneath his eyes. The unknown robber enters the bank, displays a handgun, verbally threatens the teller(s), and demands money. In two of the robberies, the robber fled the bank in stolen vehicles. Both vehicles were recovered at a later date. It is unknown at this time if a second individual is involved with the getaway vehicle.
To date, the serial robber is believed to be connected to the following robberies:
- December 12, 2013: Century Bank, 300 Western Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts
- January 3, 2014: Santander, 487 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts
- January 7, 2014: Santander, 30 Birmingham Parkway, Brighton, Massachusetts
- January 28, 2014: TD Bank, 405 Franklin Street, Braintree, Massachusetts
The robberies are being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies including the FBI Boston Division; Brookline; and Braintree Police Departments, as well as Boston Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, Violent Crimes Task Force officers.
The FBI is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading directly to the arrest and charging of the robber and the Massachusetts Bankers Association is offering a $2,000 reward. Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the FBI’s Boston Division at (617) 742-5533 or the local police departments stated above in this release.
Bank surveillance photos captured the following images of the robberies and can be viewed at http://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.
|Century Bank, December 12, 2013:||Santander, January 7, 2014:|
|Santander, January 7, 2014:||TD Bank, January 28, 2014;|