Black Hat Bandits
These robbers have garnered the nickname “Black hat bandits,” because they wear black winter hats and other winter attire to help disguise their identities. They typically wear a dark winter coat, a hat and a facial disguise such as a beard, ski mask, or sunglasses. The police believe the black hat bandits consist of two men who have paired up to perform robberies together. There are currently no leads in these cases.
Although there have not been any injuries as the result of these holdups, the police fear the robbers are getting more violent. To illustrate their concerns, they state the last holdup resulted in one of the robbers holding up a gun to a bank customer’s head. The robbers also reportedly jumped over the teller’s counter to try and gain access to the bank’s vault.
The robber’s recent actions are causing the police to wonder if the black hat bandits have special military or police training. The police are also hoping this information may help them with new leads into this case. They want to stop the bandits before causing more trouble.
The FBI is on the lookout for the Black hat bandits. They are even offering $30,000 for a reward to anyone who can give them tips to find these thieves. They want to apprehend the criminals before any more money is stolen, or any lives are injured. o catch the criminals before any more money is stolen or any lives are injured.
The listing of robberies believed carried out by the two robbers is:
●Jan. 2: Bank of America in McLean, Va.
●Jan. 16: BB&T in Fairfax, Va.
●Jan. 20: Bank of America in Vienna, Va.
●Jan. 30: Essex Bank in Arnold, Md.
●Feb. 5: SunTrust Bank in Waldorf, Md.
●Feb. 18: BB&T in Vienna, Va.
●Feb. 18: Wells Fargo in Sterling, Va.