FBI offers $10,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of serial bank robber suspected of being responsible for 11 burglaries in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont .
The unidentified suspect was dubbed the “Route 91 Bandit” after committing robberies in various cities and towns along the I-91 corridor, which stretches 290 miles north to south from Connecticut to Vermont, a said the FBI.
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The agency warned that the suspect threatened to use a firearm and should be considered armed and dangerous.
“He robbed 11 banks via a note, held a gun at many of them, and attempted to access a safe deposit box in numerous robberies,” said Christian Fierabend, FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Boston. , at WMUR-TV.
The flights took place from September 9 to January 27.
The bandit is accused of hitting banks in West Springfield, Athol, Montague and Greenfield, Massachusetts; Enfield, Windsor, Somers, Avon and East Windsor, Connecticut; Brattleboro, Vermont; and Keene, New Hampshire.
The suspect was described as a Caucasian male between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall, with an average build, blue eyes and light hair. He usually wears a balaclava or hat and white sneakers.
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Investigators believe he may be driving a late-model Nissan sedan.
“In the interest of public safety, we are asking anyone with information about this individual to contact us immediately. We must put a stop to this man’s criminal spree before anyone is harmed,” he said. said Joseph Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI. Boston office, said in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.