Reward in 'Wheaton bandit' case upped to $50K

September 9, 2010 3:25:07 PM PDT
The reward for information leading to the arrest of the so-called "Wheaton bandit" has been increased to $50,000.

Officials from six different suburban police departments joined FBI investigators to announce the increase Thursday.

Although there are surveillance photos and a sketch, they have yet to identify the bandit, who is suspected of holding up at least 16 west suburban banks and credit unions since 2002.

He is called the Wheaton bandit because seven of the banks he first robbed were in that western suburb.

Anyone with information on the bandit should call the FBI.


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