FBI offers reward for tri-state ‘Sock Hat Bandit’

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Surveillance photos of the so-called 'Sock Hat Bandit'

ANDERSON, Ind. (June 11, 2015) – Authorities are looking for a serial bank robbery suspect who’s struck in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

Police said the man, who has been caught on camera multiple times, has robbed seven banks since April 2015. That number doesn’t include Wednesday’s robbery at an Anderson, Ind., PNC Bank and another in Maineville, Ohio, over the weekend. Investigators also believe he robbed a bank in Greenwood Wednesday, although he didn’t wear the stocking cap in that case.

In each case, he hands over a note demanding cash and claims to have a gun. No one has been hurt during the thefts, but investigators consider him armed and dangerous.

Investigators said the man is between the ages of 35 and 45 and of average height and weight. He’s worn a stocking cap in most of the thefts and often wears glasses. In one case, he was seen leaving the bank in a small maroon four-door car.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest. Anyone with information should call the Tri State Crime Stoppers tip line at (513) 352-3040 or visit the Crime Stoppers website. All tipsters remain anonymous.