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‘Barrel-chested Bandit’ on the loose after bank robbery spree

The FBI in Salt Lake City has released a “Wanted” poster and is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of an armed serial robber.

Dubbed “The Barrel Chested Bandit,” the man is believed to be responsible for nine bank and credit union robberies in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Utah, including an armed robbery at the America First Credit Union in Draper, on January 12, reports  KSL News .

During the Draper robbery, the man left with an undisclosed sum of money and was seen driving off in a white hatchback.

The FBI’s “Wanted” poster displays four pictures captured by security cameras and a description of the man: five-feet-five inches tall, approximately 250 pounds, with a large build and gray hair.

According to Fox13 News in Salt Lake, police describe the man as having a large mole on his left cheek.

Authorities said he was clean-shaven in some of the robberies but in others, sported a white mustache or goatee. In most of the robberies he wore a baseball cap, sunglasses and blue jeans. However, in others, he wore a long or short-sleeved t-shirt and athletic shoes. And in one heist, he wore a black or gray ski jacket, reports Gephardt Daily.

The man is believed to be in his 40s or 50s, and has displayed a small semi-automatic handgun. Authorities said he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should call their local FBI office or submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov.

[Feature Photo: Draper PD/KSL]