Serial Bank Robber Dubbed The “Traveling Bandit” Arrested In Colorado
The bank robber dubbed the “Traveling Bandit” has been arrested in Fruita, Colorado.
FBI agents took 49-year-old Jason Robinson into custody at a motel Thursday morning. He is accused of robbing seven banks throughout the United States between December 2018 and January 2019.
Robinson is from Pikeville, Kentucky and has a criminal record that dates back to 2009, according to a federal affidavit.
Original Story (Posted Jan. 18, 2019):
CHARLOTTE, NC — The FBI is trying to identify a bank robber wanted for committing at least seven robberies across six states.
Due to the great distances covered by the suspect, investigators say they have dubbed him the “Traveling Bandit. The crimes started at a bank in Aventura, Florida on December 28, 2018, authorities say, and have continued through North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois and, most recently, Utah.
The FBI says no one has been injured in any of the robberies. The suspect reportedly gives a note to the clerk demanding money and threatening to use a weapon.
The suspect is described as a white male with a goatee, salt and pepper hair, roughly 40 to 50-years-old, between 5’6″ and 5’10,” medium build and tattoos on both arms. He usually wears a black jacket, white t-shirt and black baseball hat, according to investigators.
He is also believed to be driving a white Ford Explorer or Expedition.
Anyone with information is asked to call 754-703-2000, 911 or their local FBI Field Office.