‘Great Outdoors Bandit’ captured at LAX

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) UPDATE: Suspect Josue Daniel Alfaro was arrested Sunday, August 13 in connection with the robberies. 

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $10,000 reward for a serial robber who hit at least four banks. 

The hold-ups happened in Utah and Idaho over the course of five months. 

The FBI has dubbed the suspect “The Great Outdoors Bandit.” He’s a middle-aged small statured man who wore a signature green Cabela’s baseball cap in all of his robberies, including Alpine Credit Union in Orem. 

“Anytime that we sense that somebody may have growing desperation or growing riskiness…it causes us concern,” FBI Special Agent In Charge Eric Barnhart said.

In surveillance photos taken May 24, 2017, the man brought a brown paper bag to hold the stolen cash at the credit union located at 351 East 800 South.

Before coming to Utah, the FBI says he robbed three other banks in Idaho.

On December 21, 2016, the FBI believes he robbed the U.S. Bank located inside the Albertson’s store at 10500 West Overland Road. He approached the teller with a note and ran away after he got the money.

Fifteen minutes later, he is believed to have robbed the Idaho Central Credit Union located at 1615 South Celebration Avenue in Meridian, ID. 

On March 24, 2017, the same suspect robbed the Bank of the West located at 9140 West Emerald Street in Boise, ID. Once again, slipped the teller a note before walking away with money in a brown paper bag.

He’s considered armed and dangerous.  

“A lot of times, some people may see somebody who fits the description and think, ‘Ah, what are the chances?’ Please call it in. Let us get the information,” Barnhart said.

The serial bank robber has a medium complexion, stands about 5′ 5″ with black facial hair and may be driving a dark-colored Subaru coupe.  

Anyone with information regarding these robberies is encouraged to call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at (833) 291-4306.

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