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FBI Hunts Mass. Bandit Who Misspells 'Robbery'

Investigators believe the suspect robbed four different banks in Massachusetts

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    Police are looking for a man wanted for robbing several banks in Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    The FBI is offering up to $1,000 for information that can lead to a bank robber — nicknamed the "Spelling Bee Bandit" for his misspelling of the word "robbery" on hold up notes — that is wanted for multiple heists in the Greater Boston area.

    Investigators believe the suspect robbed four different banks in Massachusetts, including Arlington, Reading and Burlington, over a two-week period. The latest robbery occurred at a TD Bank at 79 Lynnfield Street in Peabody, Massachusetts.

    In every case, he put on sunglasses and handed a demand note to the teller with "Robery" (sic) written on it, according to the FBI.

    The unknown robber is described as a slim man in his late 30s or early 40s who is between 5'11" and 6'2" and approximately 160 pounds. They said he has a "local" accent.

    FBI Offers Reward for 'Spelling Bee Bandit' in Massachusetts

    [NECN] FBI Offers Reward for 'Spelling Bee Bandit' in Massachusetts
    Authorities are hunting a bank robber who has a hard time spelling the word "robbery." (Published Friday, Nov. 18, 2016)

    The suspect has become increasingly aggressive with tellers in each subsequent robbery, according to authorities. They are hoping the announcement of the reward will help lead to his arrest.

    Anyone with information concerning these robberies should call the FBI Boston Division's Violent Crimes Task Force at 1-857-386-2000.