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Suspect dubbed 'Lucky Bandit' bank robber arrested

Derek Bailey, 57, believed to be responsible for series of robberies in Broward County

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A man dubbed the "Lucky Bandit" bank robber by the FBI has been arrested.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said Derek Bailey, 57, from Jamaica, was arrested in connection with the robbery of a Wells Fargo branch and attempted robbery of a Citibank branch, both minutes apart on the same April day in Pembroke Pines.

Marshall said Bailey was arrested Tuesday night in Hollywood.

Bailey is believed to be linked to a series of bank robberies throughout Broward County since October.

The first robbery occurred Oct. 4 at a Wells Fargo branch in Pembroke Pines. The FBI believes the same man robbed two more banks in January, two in March and three in April.

The man robbed a pair of Chase branches on Sheridan Street in Cooper City on Jan. 5 and another on Pines Boulevard in Pembroke Pines on Jan. 12.

The man returned to the same branches in March, robbing the Cooper City location March 16 and the Pembroke Pines location March 31.

He was most active in April, first robbing the Chase branch on Taft Street in Hollywood on April 15 and then robbing two other banks minutes apart on April 29 -- a Citibank on Pines Boulevard and a Wells Fargo branch on University Drive, both in Pembroke Pines. The Wells Fargo branch was the same one he robbed in October.

Marshall said the other robberies are still under investigation.

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