The FBI is now interested in a man responsible for 3 Treasure Valley bank robberies since December — each time wearing a green Cabela’s hat and dark sunglasses.
That garb, which sometimes also included a dark blue puffy jacket, earned him the moniker “The Great Outdoors bandit,” the FBI said in a Wednesday news release announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for his capture.
The FBI also issued a wanted poster for the man, labeling him an “unknown serial bank robber.”
Investigators tie him to four recent robberies totals. Most of those were in the Boise area, including two in rapid succession on Dec. 21.
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First the robber escaped with cash from a U.S. Bank inside Albertsons at 10500 W. Overland Road in Boise. Seventeen minutes later a man matching the same description hit the Idaho Central Credit Union at 1615 South Celebration Ave. in Meridian. Police distributed surveillance photos from both robberies.
Similar photos emerged from a March 24 robbery at Bank of the West on West Emerald in Boise, and a May 24 robbery at Alpine Credit Union in Orem, Utah, according to the FBI news release.
In all of the robberies, the culprit was described as between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6, weighing 140 to 160 pounds, with black hair and a dark complexion. His estimated age is between 30 and 50 years old.
Anyone with information regarding these robberies is asked to call the FBI's toll-free tip line, (833) 291-4306.