FBI searches for ‘Too Tall Bandit’ suspected in 16 bank robberies

Published 7:02 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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The FBI literally has a big search on its hands.

A news release from the agency says a serial bank robber it’s dubbed the “Too Tall Bandit” is responsible for 16 bank robberies in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee dating back to 2009.

According to the FBI, the suspect is a white male, possibly with brown eyes, and between 6 feet, 2 inches (1.8 meters) and 6 feet, 6 inches (1.9 meters) tall and weighs between 210 (95 kg) and 250 pounds (113 kg). Agents say his string of robberies began in White House, Tennessee on Nov. 27, 2009 and his most recent robbery was in Etowah, North Carolina, on Nov. 27. The lone South Carolina robbery occurred in Lyman in November 2016.

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information on the suspect, the news release said.

The agents say the suspect speaks with a deep voice and walks with a limp. They say that in each robbery, the suspect is wearing a mask, coat, and gloves, and is armed with a black handgun. They also say he often jumps over the teller’s counter.



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