Hunt for a robber: FBI ups reward to catch 'Too Tall Bandit'
Knoxville — The maximum reward to catch a Tennessee bank robber whose holdups date to at least 2009 is now $15,000, the FBI announced Monday.
Authorities have dubbed the man the "Too Tall Bandit". He's described as being white, about 40 years old, 6 feet 3 inches to 6 feet 6 inches and 210 to 250 pounds. He may have brown eyes, speaks with a deep voice and walks with a limp or pronounced gait that affects his right leg.
He typically covers his face or uses a Halloween mask to disguise his looks.
The FBI Knoxville's Safe Streets Task Force.thinks his robbery string dates back nearly 10 years - to the Volunteer State Bank holdup in November 2009 in White House, Tenn.
The same man is thought to have held up banks -- and one pharmacy in Farragut -- in the Knoxville area.
Several robberies linked to him occurred from 2009-12 in Middle Tennessee. He then shifted to East Tennessee, according to the FBI.
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