FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating the Holiday Bandit After He Robs Eighth Bank
|FBI New York February 28, 2011|
The FBI is asking the public for help in locating Marat G. Mikhaylich, aka the Holiday Bandit, after allegedly robbing his eighth New York-area bank on Friday, February 25, 2011. Mikhaylich robbed a Sovereign Bank located at 541 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, New Jersey, around 1:45 p.m. Friday. Mikhaylich entered the bank, displayed a note, brandished a weapon, and demanded cash. He was last seen fleeing on foot.
Mikhaylich is a white male, approximately 6’3” to 6’5” tall, 35 years old, and approximately 200 pounds. He is from the Ukraine and speaks Russian. He often introduces himself to non-Russian speakers as Mark. During the most recent robbery, he was wearing a dark Sacramento Kings hat, dark sunglasses, a black jacket, dark jeans, and was carrying a black messenger bag.
A reward is available for a tip that breaks the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the New York Office of the FBI at 212-384-1000 or the Newark Office of the FBI at 973-792-3000. As always, tipsters may remain anonymous.
Other banks Mikhaylich has robbed include:
- Investors Savings Bank at 35-02 Broadway, Astoria, New York on Wednesday, Febuary 16, 2011
- Capital One Bank, located at 4612 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, February 13, 2011
- Capital One Bank, located at 1411 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York on Friday, February 4, 2011
- Capital One Bank, located at 31-17 Broadway, Astoria Queens, New York on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
- Sovereign Bank, located at 24-29 Jackson Avenue, Queens, New York, on Wednesday, December 30, 2010
- Ridgewood Savings Bank, located at 8522 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday, December 23, 2010
- Sovereign Bank, located at 37-10 Broadway, Astoria Queens, New York, on Thursday, December 9, 2010