Business Bandit: FBI Offers $25K Reward For Information On Serial Bank Robber

by Samuel Abasi Posted on March 31st, 2018

Miami, Florida, USA: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, has announced a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for at least 10 South Florida bank robberies. Known as the Business Bandit, he should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI says.

The FBI says that one man, the ‘Business Bandit’, is responsible for at least ten South Florida bank robberies and they’re intensifying efforts to get him off the streets. FBI calls the robber ‘the business bandit’ because of what he wears every time he robs a bank.

“We call him the business bandit because he’s dressed in business attire for the robberies,” said FBI special agent Justin Flek. “He looks like he should be working at the bank instead of robbing the bank but unfortunately he chose the wrong path.”

FBI officials believe he is allegedly involved with at least 10 bank robberies.

The first one took place in December 2015 in Boca Raton.

The robberies span from Palm Beach County all the way to Miami-Dade County, with the latest coming on March 2nd.

Date Of Robbery Bank Location
Friday, December 18, 2015 TD Bank 1371 West Palmetto Park Road Boca Raton
Friday, January 15, 2016 Suntrust 7800 Glades Road Boca Raton
Friday, February 5, 2016 TD Bank 16200 NW 57 Avenue Miami
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Wells Fargo 6735 West Indiantown Road Jupiter
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Suntrust PNC Bank 10973 North Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens
Friday, November 10, 2017 PNC Bank PNC Bank 10973 North Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens
Friday, November 17, 2017 Wells Fargo Wells Fargo 9162 Glades Road Boca Raton
Friday, December 15, 2017 TD Bank TD Bank 8711 NW 186th Street Miami
Friday, February 9, 2018 BB&T Bank BB&T Bank 1299 SW Military Trail Deerfield Beach
Friday, March 2, 2018 Bank of America Bank of America 5504 South Flamingo Road Cooper City

“He’s been pretty dangerous,” Flek explained. “He’s brandished a firearm in the recent robberies, became very aggressive during the robberies. You can see in some of the photos he has his finger on the trigger of the firearm, which in the law enforcement realm is an extremely dangerous situation to be in.”

The FBI hopes a $25,000 reward will inspire someone to come forward.

How he’s been able to elude police for two years is still unclear.

“Maybe he doesn’t live in the area,” Flek speculated. “There’s a variety of reasons why this can happen.”

If you recognize the man in the photos or have any information that could help authorities, give Crime Stoppers a call at 305-471-TIPS.

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