FBI looking for serial bank robber nicknamed 'Barrel-Chested Bandit'

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TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The FBI is seeking help in identifying a serial bank robber nicknamed the “Barrel-Chested Bandit,” who is believed to be responsible for eight bank robberies from Aug. 24 through Feb. 4 across three states, including (Tucson) Arizona. 

In each of these robberies, the suspect entered the bank with a small-frame handgun, demanded money from the teller and left the bank on foot.

The robbery in Tucson took place on Aug. 24 at Arizona Central Credit Union on South Alvernon Way, and was the first of the eight robberies. Since then, the robber has made his way through three banks in New Mexico and four throughout Texas.

The suspect is a 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 white man, about 250 pounds with a large frame and a light complexion. The suspect is estimated to be in his mid 40’s to early 50s.  The suspect has worn a baseball cap, t-shirt, sunglasses, athletic shoes and blue jeans in each of his robberies. He has also been seen with a white mustache or goatee.

The FBI is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the cereal robber’s arrest and is encouraging anyone with any information to submit a tip at tips.fbi.gov

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