Reward increased for serial bank robbery suspect dubbed 'Back Fence Bandit'
By: Jay Dillon, Senior Digital Content Manager - email
The FBI is searching for a man they say committed four bank robberies in six months. The most recent robbery was last Friday at the same place as the first two, the Bank of Oklahoma on N. May.
OKLAHOMA CITY -
The FBI is stepping up its reward for a bandit they've dubbed the 'Back Fence Bandit" who they say has robbed four different banks in six months.
The FBI says the man in the attached pictures has robbed several banks dating back to May 13 and has worn a different disguise in each robberies.
He's been dubbed the 'Back Fence Bandit' because his escape has repeatedly involved climbing a fence behind the bank and into a gated condominium complex to get away.
The first robbery was May 13 at the Bank of Oklahoma in the 11000 block of N. May. The FBI says he wore a surgical cap, sunglasses, and appeared to have gauze and/or makeup on his face. He also reportedly said he had a gun, though none was seen.
More than two months later, on July 15, the same bank was robbed. This time, the man wore a fake beard and dreadlocks, straw hat with small brim, and sunglasses. Employees said he showed a semi-automatic pistol.
September 27, the Bank of Oklahoma in the 2600 block of N. Meridian was robbed. They say he wore an orange construction type safety vest, orange head covering, skull face mask, and skeleton hand gloves.
The Bank of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Bankers Association are offering a total of $10,000 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest. Anyone with information is requested to contact the FBI at (405) 290-7770