BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – The Boston Division of the FBI is asking for the public’s help in the search for the so-called “Route 91 Bandit.”
The suspect allegedly robbed at least 11 banks in communities along I-91, which is why he received the nickname. The flights all took place between September 2021 and January 27, 2022, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.
The suspect is described by the FBI as a white male between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall with an average build. He has blue eyes and fair hair and is often seen wearing a balaclava or hat with white sneakers. Investigators believe he is driving a new model Nissan sedan.
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He is considered armed and dangerous, as he allegedly threatened to use a gun on at least six of the robberies. The FBI said it believes the suspect was involved in the following thefts:
- September 9, 2021: Arrha Credit Union, 63 Park Ave., West Springfield, MA at approx. 10:21 a.m.
- September 20, 2021: American Eagle Credit Union 201 Elm St., Enfield, CT, approx. 11:50 a.m.
- October 4, 2021: People’s United Bank, 479 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT, at approximately 4:50 p.m.
- October 15, 2021: Webster Bank, 2 North Road, East Windsor, CT, approx. 10:45 a.m.
- October 22, 2021: Webster Bank, 637 Main Street, Somers, CT, approx. 11:45 a.m.
- November 5, 2021: Workers Credit Union, 107 Tower Road, Athol, MA, approx. 3:18 p.m.
- November 19, 2021: Liberty Bank, 27 Dale Road, Avon, CT, approx. 4:42 p.m.
- November 20, 2021: Walpole Savings Bank, 400 West Street, Keene, NH, approx. 8:46
- December 16, 2021: Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 176 Avenue A, Montague, MA, approx. 11:48 a.m.,
- January 6, 2022: Keystone Bank, 122 Prospect Hill Road, East Windsor, CT, approx. 10:50 a.m.
- January 27, 2022: Franklin First Federal Credit Union, 57 Newton Street, Greenfield, MA, approx. 5:52 p.m.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI at 1-857-286-2000 or visit the FBI Advice page.