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FBI offers reward to catch 'Wandering Bandit' wanted for Huntley robbery

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:59 p.m. CDT
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The FBI offered a $10,000 reward Wednesday for any information that leads to the arrest of the "Wandering Bandit," an unidentified robber wanted for recent bank robberies in Huntley and across the Midwest.

HUNTLEY – The FBI offered a $10,000 reward Wednesday for any information that leads to the arrest of the "Wandering Bandit," an unidentified robber wanted for recent bank robberies in Huntley and across the Midwest.

The FBI said in a news release that they need the public's help in identifying the man, who they believe is responsible for at least four bank robberies since February, spanning three states.

The robber, dubbed the Wandering Bandit, most recently made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Heartland Bank in Huntley, where he displayed a note to a teller but no weapon.

The FBI believes the same man robbed a bank in Peotone in February and later made robberies in Roselawn, Ind., and Diamondhead, Miss., in April. He has been known to display notes or make verbal demands for money but has not displayed a weapon, the FBI said.

He has been described as being white or Hispanic with olive skin tone, between his 20s and early 30s, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has also been seen wearing a variety of hats, including a straw cowboy hat, and driving a gray of silver Honda Accord, according to the FBI.

Anyone who has recognized the Wandering Bandit or has information about the robberies should call the FBI's Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or contact their local police.

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