FBI Boston
Kristen Setera
(857) 386-2905
March 13, 2017

Maine Law Enforcement Agencies Seek the ‘Silent’ Bandit

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest; Banks Robbed in Skowhegan, Waterville and Pittsfield, Maine

BOSTON, MA—The FBI, Skowhegan, Waterville, and Pittsfield, Maine Police Departments are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a bank robber allegedly responsible for four bank robberies dating back to 2012.

During each of the robberies, the suspect passed notes to the tellers, threatening violence and demanding cash. The ‘Silent’ Bandit has never spoken during any of the robberies and he has never displayed a weapon. Following each robbery, the suspect walked calmly away from the scene.

The white male suspect fled each scene on foot. He’s described as 55—65 years of age; 5’6” to 5’10” tall, heavy set, and in each robbery, was wearing gloves; a long, dark hooded, rain parka; and facial coverings. In some robberies, he was also seen wearing a “mad bomber” style hat.

The same person is alleged to be responsible for the following robberies:

  • December 13, 2012 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Franklin Savings Bank, 194 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine
  • February 21, 2013 at approximately 4:42 p.m., Key Bank, 305 KMD, Waterville, Maine
  • February 7, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Bangor Savings Bank, 108 Somerset Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine
  • February 12, 2015 at approximately 5:47 p.m., TD Bank, 182 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

The public is being asked to review photos of the suspect here.

The FBI is offering a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the person responsible for these robberies. Anyone with information should call the FBI at 857-386-2000 or the Waterville Police Department at 1-207-680-4700. Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.