FBI offers reward for information leading to arrest of bank robber

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

$5,000 reward
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for five bank robberies within one month. The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about this bank robber, nicknamed the “Alabama Band Bandit.”

Get-away car in Jul 11 Shoreline robbery

This bank robber got his nickname because of the baseball hat he wore during the July 11 robbery. It has the Alabama band’s name on it in its characteristic font.

The subject may be a white male wearing a wig, glasses, and some sort of hat. He has implied that he has a weapon and threatened tellers.

July 18 get-away car

The Alabama Band Bandit appears to be working with a white female accomplice, who has driven a getaway car for at least two bank robberies. On July 11, she drove the Bandit away from the bank robbery in what appears to be a blue-green, early 1990s-model Nissan Pathfinder. On July 18, she appears behind the wheel of what appears to be a green Land Rover Discovery.

Appearance during July 25 robbery

The task force is hoping for any information that can identify the Alabama Band Bandit or his accomplice. The unidentified bank robber is believed to have robbed at least five different banks within one month, most recently on July 30 at a Lynnwood, WA Wells Fargo.

The subject is wanted for his alleged involvement in at least five bank robberies:
  • Mon, July 7 – Bank of America, Martha Lake Branch, 164th St SW in Lynnwood
  • Fri, July 11 – Whidbey Island Bank, North Seattle Branch, Ballinger Way NE in Shoreline
  • Fri, July 18 – Washington Federal, Meridian Street in Bellingham
  • Fri, July 25 – Washington Federal in Bellingham
  • Wed, July 30 – Wells Fargo on 164th St SW in Lynnwood
Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspected robber should refrain from approaching him and is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.

Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved. This is in addition to the reward of up to $5,000 being offered by the FBI.

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force includes members from the FBI, Bellevue Police Department, Auburn Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office, and Seattle Police Department.


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