The Washington Field Office of the FBI has issued a request for information on "The Beltway Bank Bandit." The suspect has robbed banks all over the DMV and uses a variety of disguises.
Since 2017, the bank robber has hit over a dozen banks by slipping notes to the tellers and then absconding with the money. He is described as a black man, between his 20s and 30s, and weighing approximately 160-170 pounds. His height is somewhere between 5'7" and 6'2". As you can see from the photos, he employs a number of disguises, including hoodies, scarves, skirts, and hats.
Courtesy of the FBI
The FBI has released this list of bank robberies and locations:
- Dec. 22, 2017 -- BB&T, 13045 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, Virginia
- Jan. 11, 2018 -- Capital One, 85 H St. NW, Washington, D.C.
- Feb. 13, 2018 -- Suntrust, 405 Manning Road, Accokeek, Maryland
- March 1, 2018 -- Capital One, 3499 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, Virginia
- March 8, 2018 -- M&T, 7485 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia
- May 14, 2018 -- Burlington Coat Factory, 3200 Donnell Drive, District Heights, Maryland
- June 29, 2018 -- PNC, 3297 Crain Highway, Waldorf, Maryland
- July 12, 2018 -- BB&T, 10660 Stanhaven Place, White Plains, Maryland
- Aug. 17, 2018 -- BB&T, 9412 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, Maryland
- Sept. 14, 2018 -- BB&T, 9412 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, Maryland
- Oct. 9, 2018 -- Wells Fargo, 15480 Annapolis Road, Suite 200, Bowie, Maryland
- Oct. 12, 2018 -- BB&T, 5203 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia
- Oct. 12, 2018 -- PNC, 14125 Saint Germaine Drive, Centerville, Virginia
- Oct. 27, 2018 -- Bank of America, 8096 Rolling Road, Springfield, Virginia
View the original FBI tweet about the announcement here. If you have any information about the suspect, you can report it on the FBI tip site or call (202) 278-2000. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to his capture.
To date, the suspect has not hurt anyone, but you should not try to approach him. If you see a bank robbery in progress, the FBI recommends that you follow instructions and just try to be as observant as possible.