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Seeking Information on Interstate Serial Bank Robber “Grandad Bandit” Robs Bank #21 in Mobile

FBI Mobile April 16, 2010
  • Supervisory Special Agent Douglas H. Astralaga (251) 415-3279

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Timothy J. Fuhrman, FBI Mobile, requests the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a serial bank robber, dubbed the “Grandad Bandit,” who has robbed at least 21 banks in 12 states to date.

Beginning on January 16, 2009, in Mobile, Alabama, an unknown white male, approximate age between 50-60 years old, began a bank robbery spree that has taken him to Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, Alabama, New York, and Florida and other southeastern U.S. states. His robberies are described as being calm, with a deliberate attempt to not attract attention to himself. The robber quietly presents a demand note to the victim teller and thereafter departs the bank without disruption to normal banking business going on around him.

Today, this same suspect robbed the Hancock Bank located at 2110 Demetropolis Road, Mobile, Alabama. Below are bank surveillance photos from that robbery.

Below are the bank robberies that are currently being attributed to this individual:

Whitney National Bank, 50 N. Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602

1/16/09

Amegy Bank of Texas, 711 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002

 4/10/09

Suntrust Bank, 303 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

4/29/09

Valley Bank, Church Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24011

5/29/09

Capital One Bank, 510 Park Street, Beaumont, TX 77701

6/22/09

Arvest Bank, 500 Broadway Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

7/3/09

Wells Fargo, 2611 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201

7/24/09

Bank of America, 100 N. Broadway Street, Wichita, KS 67202

8/07/09

Servis 1st Bank, 324 Richard Arrington Jr., Blvd. N, Birmingham, AL 35203

8/21/09

Solvay Bank, 109 S. Warren Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

9/22/09

Suntrust Bank, 1503 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

10/02/09

Bank of America, 3430 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312

10/16/09

Fifth Third Bank, US Highway 127, St. Johns, MI 49220

11/05/09

Regions Bank, 723 Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901

12/10/09

Valley National Bank, 2020 E 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114

12/11/09

RBC Bank, 2743 Chastain Meadows Pkwy NW, Marietta, GA 30066

12/18/09

Regions Bank, 1875 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39211

01/20/10

First Bank, 625 Market Street, Knoxville, TN 37902

2/11/10

BBVA Compass Bank, Governors Drive, Huntsville, AL

2/24/10

Bank of America, W. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA

4/02/10

The robber is described as follows:

  • Race: White
  • Sex:  Male
  • Age: 50-60 years of age
  • Height: 6’0 – 6’2”
  • Weight: 220-250 lbs.
  • Build: Stocky
  • Hair: Bald with short gray hair on side
  • Misc: Prescription glasses

There is a $10,000 reward being offered by law enforcement in this matter. Anyone with information should call the FBI at 251-438-3674.

Picture of Bank Robbery Suspect Picture of Bank Robbery Suspect