At a glance

The Ray-Bandit robbed the following banks this year, including those in grocery stores:
  • July 30 - Community State Bank, Kenosha County, Wis.
  • Aug. 8 - TCF, city unknown, Indiana (unsuccessful)
  • Aug. 8 - Fifth Third Bank, Hammond, Ind, (grocery store bank)
  • Aug. 20 - Wells Fargo Bank, Moline, Ill. (grocery store bank)
  • Aug. 23 - First National Bank and Trust, Janesville, Wis.
  • Aug. 30 - US Bank, Edwardsville, Ill. (grocery store bank)
  • Aug. 30 - US Bank, Collinsville, Ill. (grocery store bank)
  • Sept. 14 - Valley Bank, Bettendorf, Iowa (grocery store bank)
  • Sept. 26 - American Bank and Trust, Milan, Ill.
  • Oct. 10 - Bank of the West, Omaha, Neb.
  • Nov. 1 - US Bank, Upland
  • Nov. 26 - Chase Bank, Glendora
  • Dec. 5 - BB&T, Mechanicsville, Va.
  • Dec. 5 - Sun Trust, Mechanicsville, Va.

Source: The Federal Bureau of Investigation

PDF: FBI wanted poster


The FBI is seeking information to identify a serial bank robber linked to multiple bank robberies all over the United States, including Upland and Glendora.

On Nov. 1, the man, nicknamed the Ray-Bandit for his Ray-Ban sunglasses, robbed a U.S. Bank in Upland followed by a second bank heist 25 days later at a Glendora Chase bank.

He is described as a 20 to 25 years old, overweight, white man with strawberry blond hair standing at about 5-foot-8 to 6-foot tall.

He may be driving a tan or gray Hyundai Elantra.

On Nov. 1, the man, nicknamed the Ray-Bandit for his Ray-Ban sunglasses, robbed a U.S. Bank in Upland followed by a second bank heist 25 days later at a
On Nov. 1, the man, nicknamed the Ray-Bandit for his Ray-Ban sunglasses, robbed a U.S. Bank in Upland followed by a second bank heist 25 days later at a Glendora Chase bank. (Courtesy photo)
The vehicle is an older model with a rear spoiler and a broken passenger-side brake light, according to the FBI.

He has used this vehicle in all of the bank robberies, with the exception of the most recent robberies in Virginia where he used a red compact car, possibly a Toyota Prius V.

He disguises himself with fake beards and false teeth and possibly dyes his hair different colors.

He may also have a gap in his front teeth. He seems to always wear some type of hat and usually has more than one shirt on. He always wears something on his fingertips to conceal his identity such as bandages or rubber thimbles.

He always wears a long sleeve shirt according to the FBI, to possibly cover tattoos on his arms.

In some of the bank robberies, he uses a small slip of paper typewritten as a demand note.

He has also worn a baseball-style cap, displaying a Ford Shelby Cobra logo during some of the robberies.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for these robberies.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. In the Los Angeles region, anyone with information may also call the local field office directly at 1-888-CANT-HIDE (1-888-226-8443).


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