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(The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for a man suspected of robbing banks in Utah and Idaho. The man, described as the "Duffel Bag Bandit" began his spree in December and most recently robbed a St. George bank in March. Courtesy photo)
FBI offers cash for tips about ‘Duffel Bag Bandit’
First Published May 13 2013 05:44 pm • Last Updated May 13 2013 06:08 pm

The FBI is offering money for information about a bank robber who has struck in Utah and Idaho with a penchant for duffel bags and disguises.

The so-called "Duffel Bag Bandit" began his crime spree in December when he robbed a Chase bank in Boise, Idaho, according to FBI spokeswoman Debbie Dujanovic Bertram. The man then robbed two more banks in Idaho in January before hitting the Mountain America Credit Union in Cedar City on Feb. 26.

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In March, the man robbed another bank in Boise as well as the State Bank of Southern Utah in St. George.

The FBI’s Salt Lake City field office is offering $5,000 for information leading to the man’s arrest. Bertram said investigators had explored various leads in the case but came to a point where they hoped for help from the public.

During each robbery, the man either verbally demanded cash or passed a note to tellers, Bertram explained. He has never displayed a weapon. The man earned the moniker because on some occasions he brought a red duffel bag with him into the banks, something Bertram described as atypical. The man also reportedly wore a fake beard during one of the robberies.

Witnesses have described the man as white, between 50- and 60-years-old, with short gray hair. He weighs between 145 and 160 pounds and stands between 5-feet 9-inches and 6-feet tall. During the robberies he reportedly wore white sneakers, dark colored baseball caps and gray, green, or navy blue jackets.

Anyone with information about the man should contact the FBI in Salt Lake City at 801-579-1400.


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