FBI Offers $20K for “Burley Bandit”

Sometimes he wears a cowboy hat when he strikes, sometimes it’s a wig, and that disguise has helped the man known as the “Burley Bandit” rob at least 10 banks in four New England states, police said.

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Sometimes he wears a cowboy hat when he strikes, sometimes it’s a wig, and that disguise has helped the man known as the “Burley Bandit” rob at least 10 banks in four New England states, police said.
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The elusive bank robber has been on a spree since April and hit banks in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, according to police.
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The FBI in Boston is offering up to a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to an arrest.
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The spree seems to have started in Darien on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. Bank of America, 7 Sedgwick Ave. and continue on a New England tour before another robbery in Connecticut in late June.
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The second robbery happened on April 27, at Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. On May 5, Digital Credit Union in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts was robbed and Rollstone Bank & Trust in Fitchburg, Massachusetts was robbed on May 17.
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On May 27, Pawtucket Federal Credit Union in Warwick, Rhode Island and Rockland Federal Credit Union in North Attleboro, Massachusetts were robbed. On June 1, Hampshire First Bank in Londonderry, New Hampshire and Pentucket Bank in Hampstead were robbed.
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The next robbery was on June 24, when Webster Bank at 637 Main St. in Somers, Connecticut was robbed at 10:45 a.m.
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On July 2, Ocean Bank in Merrimack, New Hampshire was robbed. If you know anything about the incidents, call the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at (617) 742-5533.
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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals believed responsible for these robberies. The Massachusetts Bankers Association Tip Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000.
Copyright AP - Associated Press
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