FBI offers reward for the "Bayou Bandit" - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

FBI offers reward for the "Bayou Bandit"

By Brandon Richards - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the so-called "Bayou Bandit" serial bank robber.

The suspect is believed to have robbed eleven banks in five states in the last six months; including a bank in Jennings on March 1, 2010 and another in Sulphur on April 26th. The most recent robbery took place in Natchez, Mississippi on Monday, Aug. 16th.

According to authorities, the suspect's method of operation is the same in each case; he enters the bank and hands over a note demanding cash. The suspect usually, though not always, wears a baseball cap, sunglasses and a T-shirt during the bank robberies.

The suspect is described as a white male of average build; between the ages of 40 and 50 years of age; standing 5'10 to 6'0 tall.

In addition to the monetary reward, the FBI is also displaying the suspect's picture on digital billboards in the five states where the robberies occurred.

The FBI considers the "Bayou Bandit" armed and dangerous.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the FBI New Orleans Field Office at (504) 816-3000, or you can also contact your local FBI or law enforcement office.

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