News

FBI Seeks Help Finding ‘Snubnosed Bandit’ Wanted In 6 NYC Bank Robberies

Suspect at Apple Bank in Brooklyn on March 2, 2012. (credit: FBI)

Suspect at Apple Bank in Brooklyn on March 2, 2012. (credit: FBI)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate the so-called Snubnosed Bandit.

The suspect, given his name for the weapon he allegedly uses, is wanted in connection with six armed robberies. The latest came Friday morning at Apple Bank on Flushing Avenue in Brooklyn.

The suspect approached the counter, pushed aside a customer and pulled out a silver revolver before demanding cash, the FBI said. He later fled in a vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male, approximately 35 years old, roughly 5-foot-5 to 5-7, and 150 to 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing glasses and carrying a silver revolver.

44 FBI Seeks Help Finding Snubnosed Bandit Wanted In 6 NYC Bank Robberies

Suspect at HSBC Bank in Queens on December 7, 2011. (credit: FBI)

The FBI believes the Snubnosed Bandit may have used livery vehicles to transport himself to and from previous bank robberies. He is considered armed and dangerous

Other locations robbed include:

  • Dunkin Donuts located at 356 McGuiness Blvd, Brooklyn on Sept. 25th, 2011. Shots fired.
  • Capital One Bank at 185 Broadway, Brooklyn on Oct. 18, 2011.
  • HSBC Bank located at 22-15 43rd Avenue, Queens on Dec. 7, 2011. Shots fired.
  • Sovereign Bank located at 75-15 31st Avenue, Jackson Heights on Jan. 6, 2012.
  • Chase Bank located at 205-19 Hillside Avenue, Queens on Jan. 28, 2012

A significant reward is available for a tip that breaks the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI immediately at 212-384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

3 FBI Seeks Help Finding Snubnosed Bandit Wanted In 6 NYC Bank Robberies

Suspect at Capital One Bank in Brooklyn on October 18, 2011. (credit: FBI)

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…