Man, 21, wanted by FBI in connection with 2 bank robberies

Reward up to $5,000 offered for information that leads to arrest

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Alex Finnie - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a man wanted in connection with two South Florida bank robberies.

According to FBI spokesman Jim Marshall, Dijon Gortezz Hudson, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, is believed to have robbed a Popular Bank branch at 8401 W. Oakland Park Blvd. in Sunrise on July 22.

Marshall said Hudson also robbed a Synovus Bank branch at 632 S. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale on July 25.

He said Hudson should be considered armed and dangerous.

According to Special Agent Michael D. Leverock, bomb threats were called in near each bank minutes before each robbery to divert assets.

"He will call in a bomb threat and, in fact, he called one in at The Galleria mall, which shutdown for merchants and customers alike," Leverock said.

Authorities said all threats were made from the same phone number.  

Leverock said it didn't take long for law enforcement to trace the phone, pinging it in the location of Hudson's girlfriend's home, which led them to the black Ford Fusion allegedly used in the robberies. 

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Hudson on Monday.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or your local police department.

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