FBI Searching for Tri-State Area Serial Bank Robber

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    The FBI is asking for the public’s help in locating a serial bank robber who they believe has recently held-up at least seven banks in the Tri-State area.

    “Today, we’re enlisting the public’s help in identifying and locating this serial bank robber” said FBI Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos. “Someone, somewhere, knows something about this individual. We are asking them to pick up the phone and call the FBI.”

    According to the FBI, in the past three months, the same suspect has entered a bank in either Connecticut, New York or New Jersey and passed a note to the teller demanding money.

    The robberies began in New Jersey on Tuesday, August 20. The most recent occurrence happened at Chase Bank in New Rochelle, NY on Thursday, October 17.

    During the most recent robbery, the suspect entered the bank, passed a note to the teller, verbally demanded money from the teller and threatened to use a weapon.

    The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

    The suspect is described as an Hispanic male light in complexion. He is between 5’0” and 5’4”.

    He was last seen wearing a gray, long sleeved shirt with the phrase “Cowboy Up” on the back, dark blue jeans and black boots. He was also wearing a Miami Marlins baseball hat.

    The suspect is believed to be connected to the following bank robberies:

    • Wells Fargo in Linden, NJ, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    • People’s United Bank in Greenwich, CT, on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    • Chase Bank in Greenwich, CT, on Thursday, September 5, 2013
    • Chase Bank in Woodbridge, NJ, on Monday, September 9 , 2013
    • Bank of America in Fairfield, CT, on Thursday, September 12 , 2013
    • Chase Bank in Fairfield, CT, on Thursday, September 12 , 2013
    • Chase Bank in New Rochelle, NY, on Thursday, October 17, 2013

    Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 212-384-1000 or the new Rochelle Police Department at 914-654-2300. Callers may remain anonymous.