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Fri Jan 18, 2019, 11:57 PM

Wanted: The 'Traveling Bandit,' a Bank Robber Who Gets Around

Source: New York Times

Wanted: The ‘Traveling Bandit,’ a Bank Robber Who Gets Around

By Christopher Mele
Jan. 18, 2019

The nicknames assigned by federal investigators to some bank robbers are drawn largely from their appearances or modus operandi.

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The latest to appear on F.B.I. “Wanted” posters is the Traveling Bandit, who the authorities said on Friday has robbed at least seven banks in six states in less than a month.

The Traveling Bandit has covered more than 3,200 miles in a string of robberies that started on Dec. 28 at a Capital Bank in Aventura, Fla., about 20 miles north of Miami. He progressed from there to holding up a bank in North Carolina, then two in Tennessee, and one each in Alabama and Illinois. His most recent one was on Thursday in Price, Utah.

The F.B.I. said the robber, a man described as being between 40 and 50 years old, usually approaches the counter, presents a note demanding money, divulges that he has a weapon and then leaves on foot. The F.B.I. said he might be driving a white Ford Explorer or Expedition.

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/us/traveling-bandit-robber-fbi.html

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Source: WJHL-TV

FBI posts wanted poster of 'Traveling Bandit' who held up Johnson City bank

By: Slater Teague
Posted: Jan 17, 2019 08:01 PM EST

Updated: Jan 17, 2019 08:24 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Federal investigators hope you can help them capture a man connected to at least six bank robberies, including one in Johnson City.

The FBI has published a wanted poster for the man linked to bank robberies in Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, and Florida.

Investigators have also given him the nickname "Traveling Bandit", according to FBI Knoxville.

So far, the man has been connected to at least six robberies in five states, including one in Johnson City:

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Read more: https://www.wjhl.com/local/fbi-posts-wanted-poster-of-traveling-bandit-who-held-up-johnson-city-bank/1708529924


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