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Man Dubbed “Bank Bag Bandit” Arrested at His Palm Harbor Residence

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 30, 2011
  • Middle District of Florida (813) 274-6000

TAMPA—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces that David J. Dwinell, (51, Palm Harbor) was arrested this morning by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and detectives from Hillsborough and Pasco County Sheriff’s Offices, following the execution of a federal search warrant at his Palm Harbor residence. Dwinell, whose true identity only recently became known, had been dubbed the “Bank Bag Bandit” by law enforcement and was wanted for the armed robberies of five banks, spanning Pasco, Hillsborough and Hernando counties.

According to the complaint filed today in United States District Court, Tampa Division, during each of the robberies, Dwinell entered five banks and threatened the tellers with a silver revolver and demanded money. He wore a dark colored hat and jacket, sunglasses, and a mask over his face. According to the complaint, Dwinell was observed fleeing after the robberies, in a gray Ford F150 pick-up truck, Lariat Edition.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Colleen Murphy Davis.

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