"Granddad Bandit" Captured in Louisiana, Says FBI; Wanted in 25 Bank Heists in 13 States

An older man, bald and bespectacled, does not try to hide his identity when walks into banks and hands demanding notes to the tellers. The so-called "Granddad Bandit" is thought to have robbed 26 banks in 12 states in the last two years, according to CBS affiliate WKYT. The notorious bank robber is wanted in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia.
Man Dubbed the "Granddad Bandit" (KPIX)

BATON ROUGE, La. (CBS/WAFB/AP) The FBI says a man dubbed the "Granddad Bandit" who's suspected in 25 bank robberies in 13 states has been captured in Louisiana.


FBI agents and city police surrounded a home in Baton Rouge late Wednesday morning. About 3:45p.m., a stocky, balding man with graying hair and glasses was led away without incident.

A law officer on the scene who asked not to be identified told CBS affiliate WAFB the suspect is wanted "on federal bank robbery charges" and confirmed he's believed to be the man who was called the "Granddad Bandit" because he looks like he could be someone's grandfather.

The FBI was offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

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