CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Federal authorities are searching for a serial bank robber known as the “Bucket List Bandit,” who has robbed at least 10 banks across the country, including one in North Carolina.
The man’s crime spree began in June, and his most recent robbery happened Monday in Erie, Pa., according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He’s accused of robbing a Bank of America branch on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem on July 20. Authorities also say that on July 6, the man robbed two banks – one in Idaho and the other in Utah.
The FBI and authorities nationwide are hunting for the man and making appeals for the public’s help. In late August, the FBI Charlotte office announced that several billboards, which ask for the public’s assistance in the case, had been placed around the Charlotte area.
In each of the robberies, the man entered the bank and approached a teller, the FBI says. He’s been known to present a note demanding money, and he’s also been seen with a black zippered portfolio.
In several of the robberies, authorities say, the suspect alluded to having a weapon but none was seen.
The suspect has been described as a white man who is between 55 and 60 years old. He has a thin build, gray hair and a mustache. He wears glasses, the FBI says, and is normally seen wearing jeans and a blue polo shirt or a blue T-shirt.
Authorities say the man was spotted with a black compact SUV at the robbery in Winston-Salem and during an Aug. 17 robbery in Illinois.
The vehicle might be a Chevrolet Captiva or similar model with a silver rack on the roof, according to the FBI.