FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(617) 223-6110
February 18, 2016

FBI Bank Robbery Task Force Doubles Reward for the Incognito Bandit

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Bank Robbery Task Force is doubling its reward and continuing to seek the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber who is allegedly responsible for at least five bank robberies in the greater Boston area since September 2015. The Incognito Bandit is considered to be armed and dangerous.

During each of the robberies, the suspect wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, gloves, sunglasses, and a face mask. He used dark colored socks to cover his shoes. In each of the robberies, the suspect verbally demanded cash from the tellers and brandished a semi-automatic handgun before fleeing the bank on foot.

The suspect is believed to be an African-American male in his 20s. He is approximately 5’8” to 5’11” in height and has a slender build.

“What’s most concerning to the FBI is the Incognito Bandit’s increasingly brazen and violent behavior,” said Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. “During his last few robberies, the suspect has directly threatened the tellers with a semi-automatic handgun. In the interest of public safety, we need anyone with information about this individual to contact us immediately. We want to put a stop to these robberies and prevent anyone from getting hurt.”

The public is being asked to review photos and surveillance video of the robber here.

The individual is alleged to be responsible for the following robberies:

  • September 5, 2015 at approximately 12:32 p.m., Citizens Bank, 6 Russell Street, Woburn, Massachusetts
  • October 16, 2015 at approximately 1:00 p.m., Winchester Savings Bank, 108 Medford Street, Arlington, Massachusetts
  • January 15, 2016, at approximately 5:50 p.m., TD Bank, 305 Second Avenue, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • January 25, 2016, at approximately 9:51 a.m., South Shore Savings Bank, 1538 Turnpike Street, Stoughton, Massachusetts
  • February 2, 2016, at approximately 11:28 a.m., Enterprise Bank, 674 Boston Road, Billerica, Massachusetts

The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible for this robbery. Anyone with information should call the FBI Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force at 1-617-742-5533. Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.