FBI links 'Shaky Bandit' to at least 9 bank robberies in South Florida

Man robbed 2 banks Monday in Port St. Lucie, Palm City


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The FBI said it believes two robberies Monday in Palm City and Port St. Lucie were committed by a man known as the "Shaky Bandit."

FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock said the robberies took place at a Chase bank branch at 1201 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd. in Port St. Lucie at 4:54 p.m. and at a Wells Fargo bank at 2801 SW High Meadows in Palm City at 5:38 p.m.

Leverock said the man walked into the banks, implied he was armed and demanded money from employees. There were customers in the banks during the robberies, but no injuries were reported.

Investigators said the "Shaky Bandit" received his name because his hands shake during the robberies. He is believed to be involved in at least nine other bank robberies in South Florida, including banks in Oakland Park, Fort Lauderdale, Boynton Beach, Margate, Wilton Manors and Jupiter.

Anyone with information about the man's identity or the robberies is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000.

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