FBI Offering $10,000 Reward For This Boise Bank Robber
This man who's known as the "Great Outdoors Bandit" has robbed multiple banks in Boise over the past 6 months and now the FBI's looking for our help.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation gave him the nickname because of his rugged camping fashion style. The bandit has recently reached out and started robbing banks in other states as well. He just hit a bank in Orem, Utah a couple of weeks ago.
The first robbery that we know of was on December 21, 2016. It was the U.S. bank inside Albertsons at 10500 West Overland Road in Boise. The bandit waited in line patiently, gave the teller a note, took the money and ran, on foot. Then he hit the Idaho Central Credit Union in Meridian 15 minutes later. He did the same thing. Waited in line, walked up calmly with a note and took off on foot. The bandit struck again on March 24, 2017. He robbed the Bank of the West on West Emerald Street in Boise.
The FBI is saying the Great Outdoors Bandit has been seen getting into a dark colored, two-door coupe which may have been a Subaru Outback or Legacy.
When the bandit hit the Alpine Credit Union in Orem, Utah on May 24, 2017 he used the exact same technique he's used in his other robberies. He usually puts the money in a brown paper bag and then takes off.
Here's some of the items he wears when robbing banks...
- Green Cabela's baseball cap
- Large black sunglasses
- Black hoodie with the Pi symbol on the front
- 5'4" to 5'6" tall
- 140 to 160 pounds
- Skinny build
- Race unknown
- Between 30 and 50 years old
- Black hair
The FBI is handing out a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the "Great Outdoors Bandit." Any and all tips or information should be called in to the FBI's toll free tip line. (833) 291-4306. You can submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov.