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FBI Seeks to Identify Serial Bank Robber Dubbed ‘Eyes Only Bandit’

FBI Charlotte May 06, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch (704) 672-6766

The Charlotte Division of the FBI is seeking assistance to identify an unknown suspect believed to be responsible for robbing four banks in Wake, Nash, and Franklin Counties in North Carolina. The below surveillance photos are from robberies at the following locations:

  • PNC Bank, 300 North Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, North Carolina, December 16, 2013
  • PNC Bank, 102 East Branch Street, Spring Hope, North Carolina, January 10, 2014
  • First Citizens Bank, 101 North Main Street, Franklinton, North Carolina, February 26, 2014
  • First Citizens Bank, 101 North Main Street, Franklinton, North Carolina, March 13, 2014

In each robbery, the suspect wore a hooded jacket and gloves and covered his face with a mask. Only his eyes were fully visible, earning him the name the “Eyes Only Bandit.” He displayed a small black semi-automatic weapon during two of the robberies. He is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 20-35 years of age, 5’8”-5’10” tall, with a medium build.

December 16, 2013 January 10, 2014
February 26, 2014 March 13, 2014


The Raleigh-Durham FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Franklinton Police Department, Zebulon Police Department, and Spring Hope Police Department are investigating the robberies. Anyone with information to identify this suspect should call the FBI at 704-672-6100 or East Wake Crimestoppers 919-366-CRIM.