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Increased Reward Offered for the Back Fence Bandit Serial Bank Robber

FBI Oklahoma City December 03, 2013
  • Special Agent Martinus D. McConnell (405) 290-3846

Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced an increase in the reward being offered for an individual believed to be responsible for four Oklahoma City bank robberies in the last six months.

The Bank of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Bankers Association are offering a combined reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for these robberies. The suspect has worn a different disguise in each of the robberies and is being dubbed the Back Fence Bandit because his escape has repeatedly involved scaling a fence behind the bank into a gated condominium complex.

On May 13, 2013, the Bank of Oklahoma located at 11300 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was robbed. In this robbery, the subject wore a surgical cap and sunglasses and appeared to have gauze and/or makeup on his face. The subject stated he had a gun, although none was seen.

On July 15, 2013, the Bank of Oklahoma located at 11300 N. May was robbed a second time. In this robbery, the subject wore a fake beard and dreadlocks, straw hat with small brim, and sunglasses. The subject displayed a semi-automatic pistol in this robbery.

On September 27, 2013, the Bank of Oklahoma located at 2601 N. Meridian was robbed. In this robbery, the subject wore an orange construction type safety vest, orange head covering, skull face mask, and skeleton hand gloves.

Last Friday, November 29, 2013, the Bank of Oklahoma located at 11300 N. May was robbed for the third time. In this robbery, the subject wore an old man mask (white with red lips) and a gray and white cap. The subject displayed a silver semi-automatic pistol with black handle in this robbery.

The subject is described as a black male, heavy build, 250-300 pounds, 5’10”-6’2” tall, and he is believed to be in his 20s or 30s.

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No one has been injured in any of the robberies; however, the subject should be considered armed and dangerous. These robberies are being investigated by the Oklahoma City Police Department and the FBI. Anyone with information is requested to contact the FBI at (405)290-7770 (24-hour number). Callers may remain anonymous.