"Barrel Chested Bandit"

Tucson, Arizona; Longview, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; Sulphur Springs, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; Draper, Utah; Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 24, 2016; August 31, 2016; September 12, 2016; October 18, 2016; November 2, 2016; November 30, 2016; December 12, 2016; January 12, 2017; February 4, 2017


August 24, 2016
September 12, 2016
November 2, 2016
November 30, 2016

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  • Height: 5'6" to 5'10"
  • Weight: 250 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Large
  • Complexion: Light
  • Race: White
  • Age: Mid 40s to Early 50s
  • Remarks: The suspect has worn a ball cap, sunglasses, and blue jeans in every robbery. He has also worn a long- or short-sleeved t-shirt and athletic shoes. In one robbery, he wore a black or gray ski jacket. He has also worn a white mustache or goatee in several robberies.
  • Weapon Used: The suspect displayed a small, semi-automatic handgun.


An unidentified bank robber known as the "Barrel Chested Bandit" is believed to have committed nine bank robberies across four states between the dates of August 24, 2016, and February 4, 2017. In each of the robberies, the suspect produced a small-frame handgun, verbally demanded money from the teller, obtained an undisclosed amount of cash, and exited the bank on foot.

  • On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect robbed the Arizona Central Credit Union located at 787 South Alvernon Way, in Tucson, Arizona.
  • On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at approximately 11:22 a.m., the suspect robbed the LeTourneau Federal Credit Union located at 2301 South High Street in Longview, Texas.
  • On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 2:03 p.m., the suspect robbed the Bank of the West located at 500 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the suspect robbed the First Bank Southwest located at 2400 South Georgia Street in Amarillo, Texas.
  • On Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the suspect robbed the Alliance Bank located at 1226 South Broadway in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
  • On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at approximately 9:27 a.m., the suspect robbed the U.S. Bank located at 2300 Louisiana Boulevard NE in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • On Monday, December 12, 2016, at approximately 6: 45 p.m., the suspect robbed the Amarillo National Bank located at 2530 South Georgia Street in Amarillo, Texas.
  • On Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., the suspect robbed the America First Credit Union located at 13866 South Bangerter Parkway in Draper, Utah.
  • On Saturday, February 4, 2017, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the suspect robbed the First National Bank located at 2021 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for these robberies.

Should be considered armed and dangerous

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

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