Serial bank robber ‘Brim Beanie Bandit’ strikes again

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The serial bank robber known as the Brim Beanie Bandit was caught on video during Monday’s robbery of a Stoughton bank.
Credit: FBI

A serial bank robber known for his choice of headwear, who has held up five banks in Greater Boston since last month, has struck again.

The man, dubbed by law enforcement as the “Brim Beanie Bandit,” robbed a bank in Stoughton on Monday and federal authorities are renewing their call for the public’s help to identify him.

The FBI said the man held up the South Shore Savings Bank in Stoughton about 9:30 a.m. Monday. It is the second time he allegedly robbed the bank, which was also held up on Dec. 13, the FBI said.

Surveillance pictures show the man wearing his typical choice of headwear — a black and/or gray brim beanie cap — as well as a black jacket, dark pants and black gloves. He entered the bank, handed the teller a note demanding money and then fled the bank on foot.

Monday’s robbery was the fifth he is suspected in since Dec. 10, the FBI said, and he also attempted to rob another bank, a Bank of American in Dorchester on Dec. 10, but failed. The other robberies took place in Quincy, Needham and Braintree.

In December, the FBI issued its first alert about the Brim Beanie Bandit. The FBI said that while a weapon has not been shown during the robberies, the man is still considered to be armed and dangerous.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and charging of the robber.

Anyone with information is asked to call 617-742-5533.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.

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The alleged Brim Beanie Bandit during the attempted robbery of the Bank of America on Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester on Dec. 10.
Credit: FBI

 


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