FBI Baltimore
Public Affairs Specialist Dave Fitz
(410) 277-6689
September 22, 2016

FBI Seeking The Aviator Serial Bank Robber

The FBI Baltimore Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man, nicknamed “The Aviator,” who is wanted in connection with a series of bank robberies in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Investigators believe the same man is responsible for three robberies this month; the most recent incident was on Tuesday, September 20.

Witnesses describe him as a black man in his 40s, who is about 5’9” tall and has a salt and pepper beard. He wears a baseball cap, long-sleeved shirt/hooded sweatshirt, and aviator sunglasses. While talking on his cell phone, the suspect approaches the counter, hands the bank employee a note announcing an armed robbery, and demands money. After receiving money, he flees the location on foot.

The list of banks:

  • September 1: Wells Fargo Bank, 1643 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk, Maryland
  • September 9: BB&T Bank, 5439 Harford Road, Baltimore, Maryland
  • September 20: Wells Fargo Bank, 7639 Harford Rd, Baltimore, Maryland

Additional details, including photos, are available on bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

If anyone has any information about the robber or robberies, you are asked to call the Baltimore FBI at (410) 265-8080. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest in this case. The Baltimore FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is made up of FBI agents, Baltimore City Police detectives, Baltimore County Police detectives, and Anne Arundel County Police detectives. They investigate significant violent crimes, including kidnappings, robberies of commercial institutions, armored car and bank robberies, extortions, and fugitive felons.