FBI Tampa
Public Affairs Officer Andrea Aprea
(813) 253-1033
December 3, 2019

Authorities Need Help Identifying Serial Bank Robber

Up to $25,000 Reward for Information

A multi-agency task force composed of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives), Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Clearwater Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, and FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who’s robbed five banks in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties over the last year. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

The task force also believes this suspect may be connected to two carjackings in St. Petersburg. Both incidents occurred at 8101 4th Street North on August 26, 2019, and November 4, 2019.

In all five bank robberies, the unknown suspect passed a note to the teller and displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun. The dates and locations of the bank robberies are as follows:

  • October 22, 2018: Mid-Florida Credit Union, 825 West Brandon Boulevard, Brandon, Florida
  • February 22, 2019: Mid-Florida Credit Union, 3202 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida
  • June 19, 2019: Mid-Florida Credit Union, 4300 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, Florida
  • August 27, 2019; Suncoast Credit Union, 3234 South Miller Road, Valrico, Florida
  • October 9, 2019: Mid-Florida Credit Union, 29383 U.S. 19 North, Clearwater, Florida

Witnesses have described the bank robber as:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Age: Approximately 30-40 years old
  • Height: 5’10” to 6’0” feet tall
  • Build: Slender
  • Hair: Black
  • Other details: Wears a black and gray dreadlocks wig; possible gold teeth

More information, including pictures, is available at bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tampa FBI Field Office (813) 253-1000 or submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov. You can also call ATF’s tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS or submit a tip to TampaFIG@atf.gov or call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestopperstb.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

The public is reminded that all individuals are innocent until proven guilty.