‘Ray Bandit’ bank robber busted

Posted on: 12:27 pm, January 22, 2013, by , updated on: 07:25pm, January 22, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The man the FBI dubbed the “Ray Bandit” has been caught, according to FBI spokesperson Dee Rybiski. The “Ray Bandit” – so named because of the sunglasses he wore during robberies – is accused in more than a dozen bank robberies across the country.

A man was arrested earlier this month after a bank robbery in Elgin, Ill., near Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Investigators believe the man - identified as Jeremy Evans of Carol Stream, Ill., is the “Ray Bandit.”

The “Ray Bandit” is accused of robbing two banks in Hanover County last month.

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Sergeant Chris R. Whitley with Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the Sun Trust bank inside the Kroger in the 6300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike at 2:50 p.m on Dec. 5, 2012.

Later that day, deputies responded to the BB&T bank located in the 9100 block of Chamberlayne Road at 3:15 p.m. for another robbery.

Whitley said the suspect passed a teller at both banks a note demanding money. Once the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect took off.

This is a developing story.

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