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UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

"The Buckeye Bandit"

Dublin, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio

April 26, 2015; January 31, 2015; July 9, 2014; January 7, 2014; December 23, 2013

UNKNOWN SERIAL BANK ROBBER

April 26, 2015
January 31, 2015
December 23, 2013
December 23, 2013

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DESCRIPTION

  • Height: Approximately 5'11" to 6'0"
  • Weight: Approximately 180 to 200 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Athletic
  • Hair: Black
  • Complexion: Dark
  • Race: Black
  • Age: Approximately 25 to 30 years old
  • Remarks: During several of the robberies the suspect wore Ohio State University apparel, which garnered him the moniker "The Buckeye Bandit”. In subsequent robberies he has worn different clothing and has attempted to conceal his face. During the April 26, 2015, robbery, the suspect wore a gray sweatshirt, a black hat with a Nike “swoosh” logo, black shoes with white soles, and sunglasses. He used a black drawstring bag with a silver Under Armor logo.
  • Weapon Used: Black handgun

CAUTION

On Sunday, April 26, 2015, at approximately 2:58 p.m., the unknown suspect allegedly entered the Cooper State Bank located at 5811 Sawmill Road in Dublin, Ohio, and demanded money. After receiving money, he fled the bank.

The bank robbery suspect is alleged to be involved in at least 20 Columbus-area bank robberies.

REWARD

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this bank robbery suspect.

Should be considered armed and dangerous

Anyone with information regarding these robberies (or this suspect) is asked to call the "Buckeye Bandit" tip line at (614) 849-1896. Callers can remain anonymous.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact your local FBI Office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You can also submit a tip at: tips.fbi.gov

Field Office: Cincinnati