FBI and Local Banks Offer Up to $50,000 for Information on Bank Robbers Dubbed the “Duct Tape Bandits”
|FBI Jackson September 23, 2010|
Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Mississippi, announced that a reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by the FBI for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of individuals who may be responsible for as many as three bank robberies in Jackson and one in Kosciusko, Mississippi. In addition to the $25,000 reward, Omni Bank, Trustmark Bank, and Regions Bank are offering another reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of these individuals.
In each of these bank robberies, more than one individual was involved, firearms were used to threaten bank employees, then the bank employees were restrained by the robbers who bound them with duct tape. Because of these and other similarities, the FBI and local authorities are looking into the possibility that two or more individuals are responsible for the robberies of the following four banks:
1601 East County Line Road
6248 Old Canton Road
5005 Old Canton Road
620 Veterans Memorial Drive
The suspects are described as black males, both between 5’8” and 6’1” tall, and of slender to average build. They typically disguise their features by using wigs, masks, sunglasses or hoods.
These robbers have displayed weapons in all of the robberies listed above and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 601-948-5000.