FBI Offering $10,000 For Maine’s ‘Thirsty Bandit’ Bank Robber
The FBI and the Maine State Police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information on the armed robbery suspect dubbed the “Thirsty Bandit.”
A white slender male who is approximately 5’8” and weighs about 130-150 pounds should be considered armed and dangerous in Maine, according to law enforcement. The suspect was last seen at a Corinth Federal Union wearing a dark baseball cap with an unknown logo, sunglasses, a dark-colored face covering, khakis, a blue button-down over a t-shirt and blue medical gloves on the morning of June 25.
Bank video footage captured the suspect enter the bank, demanding tellers to empty their drawers and showing them a firearm in his waistband. He then proceeded to place the money into a black duffle bag before casually fleeing the scene on foot.
“This individual needs to be apprehended before anyone gets hurt which is why we are asking the public to pay close attention to these photos and video to see if they recognize him,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “We hope the possibility of a $10,000 reward will incentivize people to do the right thing and reach out to us if they have any information that could help us identify, arrest, and prosecute this man.”
The suspect was given the nickname after he was seen at a nearby Family Dollar store prior to grabbing a beverage from a cooler.