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‘Great Outdoors Bandit’ arrested

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UPDATE: The suspect was arrested Sunday, August 13 at Los Angeles International Airport while trying to board a plane to Belgium. 

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The FBI is calling on the public to keep an eye out for a wanted serial robber. After months of silence the bandit struck again. This time at three different locations in Idaho.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect dubbed “The Great Outdoors” bandit. He got the name thanks to his outdoorsy attire. Officials say he has worn the same green baseball cap and dark sunglasses in all of his crimes.

In his most recent string of robberies on August 7th, the suspect was not wearing his usual disguise. The first time, in Boise, he was unsuccessful and didn’t have a disguise at all. (He robbed the same bank on March 24th).

For the second and third robberies that day he wore a blue baseball hat, a plaid shirt, and large black sunglasses. 

The suspect is 5’4” to 5’6” and weighs 140 to 160 pounds. He is possibly Hispanic, Native American, or Middle Eastern and is about 30 to 50 years old. Most recently he was seen in a black crossover SUV. The vehicle has a Utah plate and was possibly a Mitsubishi Outlander.

The suspect is also wanted for the following robberies:

  • On December 21, 2016, an unknown male subject robbed the U.S. Bank located inside the Albertson’s store at 10500 West Overland Road in Boise, Idaho. He waited in line, then approached the teller with a note. He took money and fled on foot.
  • On December 21, 2016, approximately 15 minutes after the robbery at the U.S. Bank on Overland Road, the same unknown subject robbed the Idaho Central Credit Union located at 1615 South Celebration Avenue in Meridian, Idaho. The man approached the teller and showed a note demanding cash. The robber did not speak, took money, and fled on foot.

  • On March 24, 2017, the same unknown subject robbed the Bank of the West located at 9140 West Emerald Street, Suite 100, in Boise, Idaho. The man showed a note and placed the money in a brown bag that he carried with him.

  • On May 24, 2017, the same unknown subject robbed the Alpine Credit Union located at 351 East 800 South in Orem, Utah. He approached the teller and handed the teller a note. He put the money in a brown paper bag that he brought with him, then fled on foot.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 833-291-4306. 

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