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"Winnie the Pooh Bandit" Robs Bank

(FBI)
Photo: Bank surveillance photo of "Winnie the Pooh Bandit."

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) Looks like someone got their hand stuck in the honey pot!

The man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank at gunpoint last Friday looks like a hard-boiled, tough guy straight out of Pulp Fiction... except for his sweatshirt, which featured a picture of Winnie the Pooh, the lovable bear, who's a classic of children's fiction.

FBI agents on Wednesday dubbed him the "Winnie the Pooh Bandit" and released surveillance photos from the Park Ridge bank in hopes the public might help to identify him.

They described him as a white male, 35 to 40 years old, 6-feet, 225 pounds, and medium build.

(AP)
Photo: Winnie the Pooh celebrates his 80th anniversary April 11, 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

FBI agents like to give bank robbers monickers - such as the "Scarecrow Bandit," who looked like a character from the "Wizard of Oz" and the "Groucho Bandit," who wore a fake mustache - in hopes of generating public interest and assistance.

The FBI's tip line is 312-421-6700.
  • Ryan Smith

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