FBI hunts bank robber

Published 9:26 pm Friday, November 12, 2010

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is on the hunt for this man, who they believe has robbed at least five banks in the area since July.

The Norfolk office of the FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man they believe has robbed at least five banks in the area since July.

The Bank of Hampton Roads, located at 2825 Godwin Boulevard, which was robbed on Nov. 5 by a man wearing a red stocking cap and carrying a handgun, was the most recent of the robberies, which law enforcement officials believe are connected.

Other robberies have taken place at Monarch Bank, BB&T and Bank of Hampton Roads branches in Virginia Beach and at a Wachovia Branch on Portsmouth Boulevard in Chesapeake.

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The Monarch Bank robbery took place July 22, the BB&T robbery on Sept. 7, the Virginia Beach Bank of Hampton Roads robbery on Sept. 27 and the Wachovia Bank robbery on Sept. 29.

The subject is described as a white male in his late 30s to mid 40s, between 5’10” and 6’, weighing about 170 pounds and sporting dark hair and slight facial hair or a goatee.

Investigators believe the suspect might live in North Carolina, according to a FBI press release. They warned that the man should be considered armed and extremely dangerous and said members of the public should not attempt to approach or apprehend him.

Anyone with information about one or more of the robberies or the suspect involved should call the Norfolk FBI office at 455-0100.