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FBI Seeks Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Dubbed the I-55 Bandit

FBI Memphis September 10, 2013
  • Supervisory Special Agent Joel E. Siskovic (901) 747-4300

The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify the “I-55 Bandit.” Since May 6, 2013, he may have robbed 10 banks and attempted to rob two others in five states: Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia, and Tennessee. In all the completed robberies, the subject used a demand note and implied he was armed. No one was physically injured. The amounts of money taken are not being disclosed.

The I-55 Bandit is described as young (early to mid-20s), tall (6'0” to 6' 3”), and thin with short brown or strawberry blond hair. FBI St. Louis dubbed him the I-55 Bandit because all the banks robbed in the St. Louis area were along Interstate 55. Surveillance photos from the various robberies are below.


Digital billboards (see example below) that are located in the affected cities and surrounding areas may feature the “I-55 Bandit. In an existing partnership with the FBI, the digital billboard companies offer the billboard space, at no cost, as a public service. Cases of interest and time sensitive information are displayed on the digital billboards and run as space is available.

Indianapolis I-55 Bandit billboard 9/10

Questions about specific cases should be directed to the respective FBI field office:

If you have any information, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI.