Reward offered in search for 'Soul-Patch Bandit' bank thief

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The FBI is announcing a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man suspected in a string of bank robberies in central Virginia.

FBI spokeswoman Dee Rybiski says the man dubbed the "Soul-Patch Bandit" is believed to be responsible for five robberies in Henrico County, Mechanicsville and Colonial Heights. The most recent was at a Wells Fargo bank Monday.

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the robber passed a note to a teller around 1:30 p.m. saying he had a weapon and demanding cash. He left with an undisclosed amount. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as approximately 6' to 6'3", of an average to thin build, wearing black-rimmed glasses. The FBI says he should be considered armed and dangerous.

If you have information concerning this investigation, please contact the Richmond FBI field office at 804/261-1044 or via https://tips.fbi.gov.

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