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FBI hopes billboards will help catch 'Granddad Bandit'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is
launching a 40-state billboard campaign in hopes of catching a bank
robber dubbed the "Granddad Bandit."
The FBI announced the campaign Monday to use digital billboards
to identify and catch the bald, stocky man who the agency believes
has robbed 25 banks in 13 states. The reward for his capture was
increased to $25,000
The agency believes the robberies began in December 2008 in
Richmond and spread to other states in the eastern and central U.S.
The suspect is described as a 45- to-60-year-old white man,
about 6 feet tall and balding with short grayish hair on the sides.
He usually wears wire-rimmed glasses, polo-type shirts and ball
caps.
Billboards will feature his photo, a tip-line number and reward
information.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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