"The Chameleon Beard Bandit"

Durham, North Carolina; London, Kentucky; Henrico, Virginia; Greensboro, North Carolina; Roanoke, Virginia; Longview, Texas

September 29, 2017; October 13, 2017; November 14, 2017; November 17, 2017; December 12, 2017; January 5, 2018


September 29, 2017
October 13, 2017
November 14, 2017
November 17, 2017

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  • Height: 5'11" to 6'2"
  • Weight: 180 to 240 pounds
  • Sex: Male
  • Build: Medium
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Frequently changes color
  • Complexion: Light
  • Race: White
  • Age: Approximately mid- to late 30s
  • Remarks: The unknown suspect wears glasses, and has been known to change the color of his beard.
  • Vehicle Information: Light-colored, two-door car
  • Weapon Used: Handgun


Investigators believe the same individual is responsible for the following bank robberies. In each instance the unknown suspect would enter the bank, approach the victim teller, and produce a demand note. On several occasions, the subject either threatened he had or produced a handgun.

  • September 29, 2017 - Bank of America located at 2 Park Drive in Durham, North Carolina

During this robbery, the subject wore a gray long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, a "safari"-style hat with a palm tree logo, and black gloves. He also carried a motorcycle helmet.

  • October 13, 2017 - 1st Trust Bank located at 271 London Shopping Center in London, Kentucky

During this robbery, the subject wore a camouflage "bush"-style hat, a black long-sleeved shirt, and blue jeans. He also carried a single strap black backpack.

  • November 14, 2017 - Virginia Commonwealth Bank located at 900 North Parham Road in Henrico, Virginia

During this robbery, the subject wore a light-colored jacket with black stripes, a camouflage "boonie"-style hat, blue jeans, and black gloves. He carried a small red-and-gray backpack.

  • November 17, 2017 - Bank of America located at 107 Muirs Chapel Road in Greensboro, North Carolina

During this robbery, the subject wore jeans, a white-and-purple pinstriped shirt, and a tan baseball cap. He carried a motorcycle helmet and a backpack.

  • December 12,2017 - Wells Fargo Bank located at 1344 North Hershberger Road in Roanoke, Virginia

During this robbery, the subject wore a gray "beanie"-style hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a brown jacket.

  • January 5, 2018 - the Chase Bank located at 2606 Judson Road in Longview, Texas.

During this robbery, the subject wore a dark hooded sweatshirt, gloves, a blue "toboggan"-style hat, jeans, and white shoes.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.

Should be considered armed and dangerous

Please contact FBI Richmond's Central Virginia Violent Crimes Task Force at 804-261-1044 with information that may lead to the identification of this individual.

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: Richmond