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FBI Seeking 'Ray Bandit'


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Federal authorities are on the lookout for the guy they're calling the "Ray Bandit."


They say so far he's held up at least ten banks across the Midwest. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Robert Ramsey says the suspect hit his tenth bank in Omaha, Nebraska Wednesday. He says he hit two banks in Munster and Hammond, Indiana on August 8th. Ramsey says they think he may be a resident of Illinois or Iowa.

They've set up electronic billboards for folks across the Midwest hoping that someone may recognize the guy. Ramsey says the suspect is often in disguise and usually wears wide-brimmed hats, Ray Ban-type sunglasses, a beard and band aids or thimbles on his fingers. He's described as a white male, six feet tall and upwards of 240 pounds. Ramsey says he usually flees in a tan or grayish, older model, Hyundai Elantra with a broken rear passenger tail light. They have the guy on surveillance tape.

He says the robberies began in July. Ramsey says the robberies have been in banks based in grocery stores - two in Wisconsin, one in Iowa, six in Illinois, two in Indiana and they believe he may be behind one in Nebraska. Anyone with information is asked to call authorities at 800-CALL-FBI.


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