Aug. 23--BLOOMINGTON -- Law enforcement officials believe an Aug. 17 bank robbery in Bloomington is the work of a serial bank robber who this summer has robbed at least six other banks in several other states.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a wanted notice for the man who robbed PNC Bank, 2217 W. Market St., shortly after 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17. The notice ties the man to robberies occurring since June 2012 in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina and Tennessee.
The Bloomington robbery was the latest in the string of heists, said the FBI.
The Standard-Examiner, a newspaper in Ogden, Utah publication, has dubbed the suspect the "Bucket List Bandit" because he reportedly passed a note to tellers during his first heist in nearby Roy in July that he only had four months to live.
No one has been hurt in any of the robberies.
The suspect is described as a thin, white man with gray hair, between the ages of 55 and 60. He is between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 6 feet 2 inches tall, has a mustache and wears glasses.
According to the FBI notice, the man was seen at the Winston-Salem, N.C., and Bloomington robberies with a vehicle similar to a Chevrolet Captiva, black compact SUV with a silver rack on the roof.
Bloomington Police Department spokesman David White said that type of vehicle is rarely sold in the U.S. and is most likely a rental. He said he could not release information regarding any notes passed to tellers in the Bloomington robbery.
Anyone with any information on the robberies is asked to call the FBI at 217-522-9675.
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