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FBI Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Motocross Bandit and Offers Reward

FBI Miami December 09, 2009
  • Special Agent Michael D. Leverock (305) 944-9101

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that occurred today at Bank of America, 8190 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Plantation, Florida at approximately 9:30 a.m. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the robber. The robber is being dubbed the Motocross Bandit for his preference for wearing a motorcycle helmet and motorcycle jacket. He is described as possibly Hispanic. The Motocross Bandit walked into the bank today holding a silver revolver, jumped the teller counter and emptied multiple teller drawers. He demanded 50’s and 100’s and threatened that if he didn’t get what he wanted, he was going to start shooting everyone. After collecting the money in a blue bag, the robber left the bank. When employees walked out the door to see which direction he was heading, he fired several shots at the employees in the parking lot. No one was injured.

The Motocross Bandit is believed to be responsible for at least two other bank robberies:

11/03/2009
Chase Bank
4451 NW 36th Street
Miami Springs, Florida

09/23/2009
Bank of America
9101 S. Dixie Highway
PInecrest, Florida

The Motocross Bandit is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information as to the identity of the Motocross Bandit, they are urged to call the FBI at (305) 944-9101.

A CD CONTAINING VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP AT THE FBI OFFICE LOCATED AT 16320 NW 2nd AVENUE, NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA.

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect