BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The FBI Boston Division is asking for the public’s help in the search for the so-called ‘Route 91 Bandit”.
The suspect allegedly robbed at least 11 banks in communities along I-91, which is why he got the nickname. The robberies all occurred between Sept. 2021 up until Jan. 27, 2022, in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut.
The suspect is described by the FBI as a white male between the height of 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 with a medium build. He has blue eyes and light-colored hair and is often spotted wearing a hood or hat with white sneakers. Investigators believe he drives a newer model Nissan sedan.
He is considered to be armed and dangerous, as he has reportedly threatened the use of a firearm during at least six of the robberies. The FBI said it believes the suspect was involved in the following robberies:
- September 9, 2021: Arrha Credit Union, 63 Park Ave., West Springfield, MA at approx. 10:21 a.m.
- September 20, 2021: American Eagle Credit Union 201 Elm St., Enfield, CT, at approx. 11:50 a.m.
- October 4, 2021: People’s United Bank, 479 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT, at approx.4:50 p.m.
- October 15, 2021: Webster Bank, 2 North Road, East Windsor, CT, at approx. 10:45 a.m.
- October 22, 2021: Webster Bank, 637 Main Street, Somers, CT, at approx. 11:45 a.m.
- November 5, 2021: Workers Credit Union, 107 Tower Road, Athol, MA, at approx. 3:18 p.m.
- November 19, 2021: Liberty Bank, 27 Dale Road, Avon, CT, at approx. 4:42 p.m.
- November 20, 2021: Savings Bank of Walpole, 400 West Street, Keene, NH, at approx. 8:46 a.m.
- December 16, 2021: Greenfield Cooperative Bank, 176 Avenue A, Montague, MA, at approx. 11:48 a.m.,
- January 6, 2022: Keystone Bank, 122 Prospect Hill Road, East Windsor, CT, at approx. 10:50 a.m.
- January 27, 2022: Franklin First Federal Credit Union, 57 Newton Street, Greenfield, MA, at approx. 5:52 p.m.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the suspect’s identification, arrest, and prosecution. Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI at 1-857-286-2000 or visit the FBI’s tip’s page.