“Boonie Hat Bandit” Sought in Connection with 10 Bank Robberies:  Reward Offered

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First posted on 06-27-2008

John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, St. Louis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced that a bank robber targeting banks in the St. Louis area, known as the “Boonie Hat Bandit”, is now believed to be responsible for ten bank robberies.

The “Bandit” is believed to have robbed the Bank of America, 1555 Jungermann Road, St. Peters, at approximately 3:30 p.m. on June 10, 2008. The “Bandit” was seen fleeing the scene

in a white, late 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am with Missouri Plates.

The “Boonie Hat Bandit” is further described as a White male, approximately 6 feet tall, approximately 45 years old. The suspect was nicknamed the “Boonie Hat Bandit” due to his use of a military style hat in two robberies, commonly called a boonie hat. Surveillance photographs of the latest robbery are attached to this release.

The FBI is offering a $5,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this offender. Anyone with information concerning these robberies is requested to call the St. Louis FBI Office at 314-231-4324 or Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.