FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Serial Bank Robber Known as the Brim Beanie Bandit

Boston, Massachusetts - The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber, the Brim Beanie Bandit, who is alleged to have robbed four banks and one attempt in the greater Boston area from December 10 to December 23. While a weapon not been seen during the commission of any of the robberies, the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The alleged robber is a white male, believed to be in his late 40s or early 50s, and approximately 5’7” tall and 150 pounds. During the robberies, he has worn a dark sweatshirt or jacket, black pants, black gloves, and dark brown or black boots/shoes with a black and/or gray brim beanie cap. The Brim Beanie Bandit enters the bank, approaches the teller, and either shows or leaves a note asking for money. On all robberies, the bandit fled the bank in an unknown direction; it is unknown at this time if a vehicle is being used for transportation.

To date, the bandit is believed to be connected to the following robberies:

  • December 10, 2013, at approximately 10:56 a.m.: Bank of America at 740 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, Massachusetts (attempted robbery)
  • December 10, 2013, at approximately 11:25 a.m.: TD Bank branch at 516 Adams Street in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • December 13, 2013, at approximately 10:40 a.m.: South Shore Bank branch at 1538 Turnpike Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts
  • December 19 2013, at approximately 11:37 a.m.: TD Bank branch at 95 Highland Avenue in Needham, Massachusetts
  • December 23, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m.: Braintree Cooperative Bank branch at 1010 Washington Street in Braintree, Massachusetts

Bank of America robbery attempt:

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Robbery of TD Bank in Needham:

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Robbery of Braintree Cooperative Bank in Braintree:

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The robberies and attempted robbery are being investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies including FBI Boston; Boston, Quincy, Stoughton, Needham, and Braintree Police Departments; and the Violent Crimes Task Force officer of the Massachusetts State Police.

The FBI is offering a monetary reward for information leading directly to the arrest and charging of the robber. Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the FBI’s Boston Division at (617) 742-5533 or the local police departments stated above in this release.

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