FBI looking for "Weatherman Bandit" in bank robbery spree
The FBI is asking the general public for help, to catch the man they believe is responsible for eight bank robberies around Las Vegas and Henderson.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The FBI is asking the general public for its help in catching the man they believe is responsible for eight bank robberies around Las Vegas and Henderson.
Detectives are calling their suspect the "Weatherman Bandit" because he talks with the bank tellers about the weather at the same time that he is demanding money.
The FBI describes the "Weatherman Bandit" as a 50- to 60-year-old white male with gray hair. He stands between 5-feet-8 and 6-feet and weighs around 180-200 pounds. Surveillance photos show he typically wears the disguise of a hat and sunglasses.
Investigators are not releasing many details of the crimes. They say they've occured over the past two years and the suspect has never shown a weapon.
Here is a list of the robberies he's believed to be connected to:
Oct. 15, 2010 - Chase Bank, 1000 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson
Nov. 30, 2010 - Chase Bank, 8174 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Jan. 13, 2011 - Chase Bank, 10624 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson
June 15, 2011 - US Bank, 10565 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson
Sept. 20, 2011 - Nevada State Bank, 11590 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson
Jan. 10, 2012 - Bank of Nevada, 10199 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson
Mar. 19, 2012 - Citibank, 10211 S. Eastern Ave, Henderson
May 23, 2012 - Chase Bank, 2585 Anthem Village Dr, Henderson
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Las Vegas field office of the FBI at 702-385-1281 or submit a tip through www.lasvegasbankrobbers.com.