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Big Hair Bandit

Boston, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts

August 16, 2016; September 6, 2016; September 19, 2016; September 19, 2016


Santander Bank - 860 River Street, Boston, MA 20126 8-16-16
Santander Bank - 575 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 9-6-2016
Santander Bank 3060 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 9-19-16
Santander Bank - 6 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 9-19-16


  • Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Slender
  • Hair: Black
  • Race: Black
  • Age: Approximately 40s
  • Remarks: The Big Hair Bandit is described as a Black male with a slender build. He is approximately 6 feet tall, wears sunglasses, and has Afro-style hair, which may be a wig.


On Monday, September 19, 2016, at approximately 4:04 p.m., the Santander Bank, located at 6 Francis Street, Boston, Massachusetts, was robbed by an unknown male.  The suspect entered the bank and passed the teller a note demanding money before fleeing on foot.  Approximately 15 minutes prior to this robbery, suspicious activity by the same individual was observed at a nearby Santander Bank, located at 3060 Washington Street, in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is believed the same individual is responsible for at least three similar robberies in Massachusetts: Santander Bank, 25 Torrey Street, Brockton on August 8, 2016; Santander Bank, 860 River Street, Boston on August 16, 2016; and Santander Bank, 575 Boylston Street, Boston on September 6, 2016.  In three of the robberies, the suspect threatened the teller with a weapon, though no weapon was shown.

Anyone with information should call the FBI Boston Division's Bank Robbery Task Force at 1-617-742-5533.

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Field Office: Boston