The FBI is reaching out to the public to help ID the suspect in ten bank robberies that span five states.
The so-called "I-55 Bandit" has robbed or attempted to rob banks in Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid 20s with a thin build. He has short brown or strawberry blonde hair and stands about 6′-6’3″ tall. All of the banks he targeted in the metro area were along Interstate 55. The FBI is accepting tips by phone atl 1-800-225-5324 or visit FBI.gov
A search is underway for the suspect in a bank robbery.
Just after 10 AM, police say the suspect robbed a Pulaski Bank in Richmond Heights. It is not clear if the suspect used a weapon or even if he made off with any cash. No description of the suspect was given.
ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says one of the hostages shot during a hostage standoff at a rural bank has died.
The suspect had initially taken three hostages Tuesday afternoon in St. Joseph but later released one of them.
The gunman - identified as 20-year-old Fuaed (FOO-od) Abdo Ahmed - later told negotiators he would kill the remaining two hostages. Edmonson says state police entered the building just before midnight Tuesday and that's when the suspect shot the hostages before being shot and killed by police.
Edmonson said he didn't have any other information about the hostage who died. The condition of the other hostage who was shot is unknown.
A St. Louis County man is in custody after police say he robbed a bank and pharmacy then tried to make his getaway in a taxi.
54-year-old John Barbera allegedly robbed a First Bank branch inside a Creve Coeur Dierbergs, then went to a Wallgreens and tried to rob the pharmacist. Police arrested Barbera while he was trying to get a cab ride to escape the scene.
He is held on a $150,000 bond.
Police say they have a captured a suspect in a Creve Couer bank robbery.
The robbery happened on Olive Boulevard. The man implied he had a weapon and left with the cash. Witnesses at the bank were able to provide a description of the suspect's car--that helped police capture the man.
The suspect has not been identified pending charges.
An elderly man is on the run after police say he robbed a bank in Weldon Spring.
The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department says the suspect robbed the bank just after 10 this morning. The suspect is described as a white man about 60 years-old. He was seen wearing a baseball cap, a teal polo shirt, and blue jeans.
Officers say he was covering his face with a red scarf. No one was injured in the robbery.
The Clayton branch of Fifth Third Bank was robbed on Monday afternoon.
Police say the suspect entered the bank just before 2PM, handed the teller a note demanding money, and left. The suspect is a middle-aged white man. He is 5'9" tall with a slim build. He drove from the scene in a blue or purple Hyundai that was driven by a woman.
Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Clayton police at 314-645-3000.
A possible serial bank robber may be targeting banks inside area grocery stores.
Richmond Heights Police say a man held up the US Bank inside the Schnucks Store on Clayton Road about 6:30 Tuesday evening. Police said the suspect showed the teller a threatening note demanding money and walked out of the store with an unknown amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a white man, 5'6" to 6' with a thin build.
Police believe the man may also be responsible for robbing the First Bank inside a Brentwood Dierberg's on Saturday.
An interesting getaway vehicle for the suspect in a bank robbery today.
Police say the suspect robbed the Commerce Bank in the 3100 block of South Grand this morning, then took off on a bicycle. The suspect is described as 30-year-old man with bandages on his hands. No weapon was shown during the crime.
Police are looking for the suspect in a Creve Coeur bank robbery.
The suspect walked in to the Reliance Bank at Olive and Warson this morning, pulled a gun on the teller, and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.