FBI Norfolk Requests the Public’s Assistance Identifying Serial Armed Bank Robbers
Up to $25,000 Reward Offered for Information on Robbers Believed to be on the East Coast
|FBI Washington January 07, 2014|
WASHINGTON, DC—The FBI’s Norfolk Field Office, along with the Chesapeake, Virginia Police Department and Virginia Beach, Virginia Police Department, requests the public’s assistance with identifying two male subjects believed to be responsible for a series of 11 armed bank robberies between January 2011 and October 2013.
The FBI believes these subjects could be traveling outside the Norfolk region and along the East Coast. The unknown male subjects are described as possibly Caucasian, Hispanic, or light-skinned African American males in their late 20s to mid-30s, 5’6” to 5’10” tall, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. During the robberies, these subjects have displayed weapons, disguised their faces with bandanas and ski masks and worn hats and gloves. The FBI advises that these subjects should be considered armed and extremely dangerous and the public should not attempt to approach or apprehend them.
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A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered by the FBI and the financial industry for information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for these robberies. A list of the 11 robbery dates and locations can be found on the FBI Norfolk Field Office website: http://www.fbi.gov/norfolk/press-releases/2013/fbi-norfolk-requests-publics-assistance-to-identify-armed-bank-robbers. Anyone with information regarding these subjects, or the bank robberies, should call the Norfolk FBI Office at (757) 455-0100.
The FBI has had a primary role in bank robbery investigations since the 1930s, when John Dillinger and his gang were robbing banks and capturing the public’s imagination. In 1934, it became a federal crime to rob any national bank or state member bank of the Federal Reserve. The law then expanded to include bank burglary and larceny with jurisdiction delegated to the FBI.
The FBI works with local law enforcement to combat individuals who rob, attempt to rob or break into financial institutions. For a listing and photos of wanted bank robbery subjects in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, visit the FBI’s website www.bankrobbers.fbi.gov.