Wellesley, Massachusetts; Melrose, Massachusetts; Lynnfield, Massachusetts; Saugus, Massachusetts; Lynn, Massachusetts; Swampscott, Massachusetts

December 11, 2017; December 15, 2017; December 29, 2017; January 23, 2018; March 7, 2018; March 8, 2018


December 11, 2017
December 15, 2017
December 29, 2017
January 23, 2018

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  • Height: 5'6" to 5'8"
  • Weight: 160 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Small
  • Race: White
  • Age: Late 20s to early 30s
  • Vehicle Information: The unknown suspect is believed to be using a newer-model white Toyota sedan.
  • Weapon Used: The unknown suspect appears to have used a weapon in all six robberies. During the first robbery at Wellesley bank, and at the fifth robbery at Metro Credit Union, the suspect threatened the tellers with a box cutter. In the second, third, and fourth robberies, the suspect pointed a handgun at the teller counter and bank bystanders as he demanded cash. In the sixth robbery, the suspect brandished a steak knife at the teller's counter.


This unknown suspect is believed to be responsible for at least six armed bank robberies in Massachusetts:

•             December 11, 2017, at 2:40 p.m., at the Wellesley Bank located at 29 Washington Street in Wellesley, Massachusetts

•             December 15, 2017, at 4:40 p.m., at the Melrose Bank located at 638 Main Street in Melrose, Massachusetts

•             December 29, 2017, at 6:08 p.m., at the Eastern Bank located at 45 Salem Street in Lynnfield, Massachusetts

•             January 23, 2018, at 7:47 p.m., at the Eastern Bank located at 605 Broadway in Saugus, Massachusetts

•             March 7, 2018, at 5:01 p.m., at the Metro Credit Union located at 475 Western Avenue in Lynn, Massachusetts

•             March 8, 2018, at 6:46 p.m., at Eastern Bank in Vinnin Square Plaza, 405 Paradise Road in Swampscott, Massachusetts


In each robbery, the suspect was covered from head to toe with clothing.

In the first robbery, at the Wellesley Bank, the unknown suspect wore a black ski mask with dark sunglasses, a white-and-gray camouflage winter jacket, and black gloves. He demanded cash as he jumped over the counter with a box cutter.

In the second robbery, at the Melrose Bank, the suspect again wore a black ski mask with dark sunglasses, and black gloves. He had on the same white-and-grey camouflage jacket that was worn in the first robbery, and aimed a handgun at the tellers as he demanded cash.

In the third robbery, at the Eastern Bank in Lynnfield, the suspect wore a black ski mask, black jacket, dark sunglasses, and gloves. He brandished a handgun and demanded money from the teller.

In the fourth robbery, at the Eastern Bank in Saugus, the robber wore a black North Face jacket with a hood and ski mask, black sunglasses, and dark gloves. He also had on dark pants and white sneakers. Again, he brandished a black handgun as he requested cash.

In the fifth robbery, at Metro Credit Union in Lynn, the suspect wore a black sweatshirt with a black facemask, gloves, and dark pants. He brandished a box cutter as he demanded cash.

 In the sixth robbery at Eastern Bank in Swampscott, the robber wore a black sweatshirt, a dark ski mask, black gloves, dark-wash jeans, and white sneakers. The suspect pointed a steak knife at the tellers while he ordered them to hand over cash.

In the first four robberies, the suspect carried a black backpack. In both the Wellesley and Melrose robberies, the suspect jumped over the counters to access the teller registers.

Should be considered armed and dangerous

Anyone with information regarding this unknown suspect's whereabouts should call the FBI Boston Division's Violent Crimes Task Force at 857-386-2000. Tips can be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

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: Boston