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Natty ‘Business Bandit’ bank robber appears in new Florida county

The FBI believes this is the same man, dubbed the “Business Bandit,” who is responsible for three November bank robberies in Palm Beach County.
The FBI believes this is the same man, dubbed the “Business Bandit,” who is responsible for three November bank robberies in Palm Beach County. FBI

The nattily attired bank robbery suspect FBI investigators nicknamed the “Business Bandit” appears to have a new suit and new locale — Miami-Dade County.

In Monday’s release of photos from Friday’s robbery of a Northwest Miami-Dade TD Bank branch, the FBI also included photos from the three previous robberies credited to him: Nov. 7 at a Boca Raton SunTrust branch; Nov. 10 at a Palm Beach Gardens PNC Bank branch; and Nov. 17 at a Boca Raton Wells Fargo branch.

Though his attire changes, he wears a distinctive gray snap brim hat in each robbery.

Friday’s hit occurred around 6:57 p.m. at 8711 NW 186th St. and didn’t involve a gun. He walked in draped in silver pants, vest, tie and chapeau with a white shirt, and demanded money in a box from a teller. Once he had the cash, he left.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000 or Crimestoppers at 305-471-8477.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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