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FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Serial Bank Robber Known as the Brim Beanie Bandit

FBI Boston December 26, 2013

The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber, the Brim Beanie Bandit, who is alleged to have robbed four banks and one attempt in the greater Boston area from December 10 to December 23. While a weapon not been seen during the commission of any of the robberies, the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The alleged robber is a white male, believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s, and approximately 5’7” tall and 150 pounds. During the robberies, he has worn a dark sweatshirt or jacket, black pants, black gloves, and dark brown or black boots/shoes with a black and/or gray brim beanie cap. The Brim Beanie Bandit enters the bank, approaches the teller, and either shows or leaves a note asking for money. On all robberies, the bandit fled the bank in an unknown direction; it is unknown at this time if a vehicle is being used for transportation.

To date, the bandit is believed to be connected to the following robberies:

  • December 10, 2013, at approximately 10:56 a.m.: Bank of America at 740 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, Massachusetts (attempted robbery)
  • December 10, 2013, at approximately 11:25 a.m.: TD Bank branch at 516 Adams Street in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • December 13, 2013, at approximately 10:40 a.m.: South Shore Bank branch at 1538 Turnpike Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts
  • December 19 2013, at approximately 11:37 a.m.: TD Bank branch at 95 Highland Avenue in Needham, Massachusetts
  • December 23, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m.: Braintree Cooperative Bank branch at 1010 Washington Street in Braintree, Massachusetts

Bank of America robbery attempt:

Robbery of TD Bank in Needham:

Robbery of Braintree Cooperative Bank in Braintree:

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The robberies and attempted robbery are being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies including FBI Boston; Boston, Quincy, Stoughton, Needham, and Braintree Police Departments; and the Violent Crimes Task Force officer of the Massachusetts State Police.

The FBI is offering a monetary reward for information leading directly to the arrest and charging of the robber. Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the FBI’s Boston Division at (617) 742-5533 or the local police departments stated above in this release.