FBI searching for 'Big Box Bandit' robbery suspect, offering reward
The man suspected of robbing a Clinton bank is now wanted for questioning in more robberies and a car-jacking, including one incident in Chattanooga.
The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.
The FBI says the man, dubbed the “Big Box Bandit," robbed the FSNB, a bank inside the Walmart in Clinton, Tennessee in May.
A few days later, the same man entered another FSNB bank branch inside a Walmart in Kingsport, carrying a manila envelope.
The FBI says in both robberies, the man entered the banks and demanded money be placed in the provided envelope.
As FBI Agents and local law enforcement agencies began piecing together clues, they noticed he had also robbed a bank inside a Walmart in Shelbyville, Indiana and a standalone bank in Candler, North Carolina.
The FBI says most recently, the suspect is believed to have car-jacked a person in West Knoxville on June 21, and used that vehicle in a robbery of a check cashing business inside another Walmart in Chattanooga later that day.
The man has driven a blue, older model Ford Taurus and most recently a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer stolen from Knoxville during the robberies.
The FBI believes the suspect weighs between 180-190 pounds and stands approximately 5’8” to 5-9” tall. He wore a beard in some of the robberies and a goatee in others.
If you know this person, or have any information about the robberies, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville Field Office at 865-544-0751, submit a tip online, or contact your local law enforcement agency.
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