New tactic to track "Granddad Bandit" comes to St. Louis - KMOV.com

New tactic to track "Granddad Bandit" comes to St. Louis

He's suspected of 21 bank robberies in 12 states.  Now, the FBI has a new tactic to track down the "Granddad Bandit."

His bank heists range from New York to Florida and across the Midwest.

Now, how does $10,000 sound?  That's the reward for information leading to the serial bank robber's capture and conviction.

He's been at it since January 2009; most recently hitting the Regions Bank on Lindbergh in South St. Louis County.

Dubbed the "Grandad Bandit," the unlikely robber is a bald, white man in his 50s or 60s, standing about six feet tall with a heavy build.

In his last heist, he walked up to the counter with a wallet in his hand and gave the teller a demand note.

The FBI has quite a number of clear pictures of the thief but haven't been able to track him down.  That's where you come in.  Starting today, you'll see digital billboards pop up around town, featuring photos of "Granddad."  They're already up in Kentucky -- one of a dozen states struck by the bald bandit.  The electronic billboard campaign has worked before.  Just last year it netted a serial bank robber.

If you've seen the "Granddad Bandit," know who or where he is, call Crime Stoppers.  You could be in for some money -- received the legal way.

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