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FBI offers $10,000 reward for ‘Wandering Bandit’

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Photos taken from security cameras outside the bank in Illinois show the suspected getaway car. Photos taken from security cameras outside the bank in Illinois show the suspected getaway car.
Officials said the license plate shown here was stolen from another vehicle, but may still be on the car. Officials said the license plate shown here was stolen from another vehicle, but may still be on the car.
Pictures from inside Hancock Bank in Diamondhead show the bank robber wearing a cowboy hat. (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Pictures from inside Hancock Bank in Diamondhead show the bank robber wearing a cowboy hat. (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for information leading to a man suspected of robbing four banks in three states including the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead.

The Chicago FBI office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the identification and capture of the man authorities are calling the "Wandering Bandit."

Officials said the name comes from the distance between bank robbery locations.

Special Agent-in-Charge of the FBI Chicago office, Robert Holley, said the Wandering Bandit's robbery spree started in Peotone, IL, on Feb. 24. The bandit struck again eight days later in Roselawn, IN, and then again in Diamondhead on April 10. Holley said the most recent heist took place in Huntley, IL, last Friday.

Holley said in each instance, the suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male standing six feet tall and weighing 190 pounds. Authorities believe the man to be in his 20s to early 30s.

Holley said in each robbery, the man wore a hat into a bank and demanded the teller give him money. Authorities believe the man is driving a gray or silver late model Honda Accord.

Holley said the bandit has never presented a weapon or harmed anyone during the robberies.

If you have any information about the Wandering Bandit or of the robberies, you are asked to call the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700.

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