FBI Miami
Special Agent Michael D. Leverock
(754) 703-2000
October 16, 2017

FBI Seeking Information About Two Bank Robberies in Palm City, Florida and Port St. Lucie, Florida

The FBI is seeking information about two bank robberies that took place October 16, 2017 in Palm City, Florida, and Port St. Lucie, Florida. Investigators believe both robberies were committed by the same individual (known as the “Shaky Bandit”).

The first robbery occurred at approximately 4:54 p.m. at a Chase bank branch located at 1201 SE Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, Florida. The second robbery occurred at approximately 5:38 p.m. at a Wells Fargo Bank at 2801 SW High Meadows Avenue, Palm City, Florida.

During both robberies, the robber entered the bank, implied he was armed and demanded money from a bank employee. There were customers in the banks; there were no injuries. The amount of money taken will not be released at this time.

Investigators believe the robber, deemed by investigators as the “Shaky Bandit” (as his hands shake during the robberies), is involved in at least nine other bank robberies in Southeast Florida to include:

  • September 27, 2017 Citibank in Oakland Park
  • October 1, 2017 TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale
  • October 3, 2017 Chase Bank in Boynton Beach
  • October 4, 2017 Wells Fargo Margate
  • October 6, 2017 PNC in Fort Lauderdale and PNC in Coconut Creek
  • October 9, 2017 Wells Fargo in Wilton Manors
  • October 10, 2017 Chase Bank in Lake Park and Chase Bank in Jupiter

If anyone has information as to the identity of this bank robber, they are urged to call the FBI at (754) 703-2000 or Crimestoppers.