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FBI Seeks Assistance in Identifying the “Holiday Bandit”

FBI New York December 30, 2010

On Wednesday, December 23, 2010, at approximately 9:56 a.m., a Ridgewood Savings Bank located at 8522 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, was held up by an armed gunman.  The suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.  He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The “Holiday Bandit” is described as a white male, approximately 6’ to 6’2’’ tall, roughly 35 years of age, and approximately 200 lbs.  He was seen wearing a black hat, black sunglasses, a black winter jacket, and dark blue jeans. 

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“While 2010 has seen the lowest number of armed bank robberies in New York City since the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force was formed in 1979, this holiday season has seen several armed jobs.  Every bank robbery has the potential to be dangerous and we know someone out there has information.  We encourage everyone to take a close look at these photos and all of the fugitives featured on NewYork.FBI.Gov,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.  

Information can be submitted anonymously and anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI at 212-384-1000.

The robbery is being investigated by the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force, which is composed of FBI agents and NYPD detectives. Operating since 1979, it is the longest continually operating task force in the history of the FBI and investigates major violent crime.

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