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'Business Bandit' targets BB&T Bank branch in Deerfield Beach

Man wanted in connection with at least 8 other bank robberies

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A serial robber who is known to hit up South Florida banks while dressed in dapper attire robbed a BB&T branch in Deerfield Beach last week, FBI officials announced Monday.

The robbery was reported shortly before 6 p.m. Friday at the BB&T Bank at 1299 SW Military Trail.

FBI spokesman Jim Marshall said in an email that the robber, dubbed the "Business Bandit," entered the bank and demanded money from a teller.

Customers were inside the bank at the time, but no one was injured, Marshall said.

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An undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Marshall said the man is believed to be responsible for at least eight other bank robberies throughout South Florida beginning in 2015. 

Below is a list of the banks that were targeted:

  • Dec. 18, 2015, TD Bank, 1371 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
  • Jan. 15, 2016, SunTrust, 7800 Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • Feb. 5, 2016, TD Bank, 16200 NW 57th Ave., Miami
  • Feb. 17, 2016, Wells Fargo, 6735 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter
  • Nov. 7, 2017, SunTrust, 7800 Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • Nov. 10, 2017, PNC Bank, 10973 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Nov. 17, 2017, Wells Fargo, 9162 Glades Road, Boca Raton
  • Dec. 15, 2017, TD Bank, 8711 NW 186th Street, Miami.

Anyone with information about the robber's identity is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Marshall said the man should be considered armed and dangerous. 


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