"Granddad Bandit" Wanted in New York, 11 Other States

Tuesday, Jun 1, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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"Granddad Bandit" Wanted in New York, 11 Other States

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The "Granddad Bandit"

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A bald, heavyset man who the FBI says has robbed 21 banks in the eastern and central U.S. is proving to be so elusive that the agency has given him a name -- the "Granddad Bandit.''

The FBI announced plans Tuesday to post a picture of him on billboards in hopes of catching him.

The man is believed to be 50 to 60 years old. The FBI describes him as about 6 feet tall, bald and heavy. He is wanted in 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia.

Though the man has been dubbed the "Granddad Bandit,'' not much is known about him. The FBI says it typically assigns a name to serial bank robbers to give the public a reference point.

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