FBI Seeks Info on "Blazing Bandit"

FBI Seeking "Blazing Bandit"

Investigators seeking person believed to have robbed three Rockford Banks since April 2009.

Federal investigators are looking for a person believed to have held up three Rockford-area banks at gunpoint since last April.

Dubbed "The Blazing Bandit," the suspect robs a bank, flees in a stolen vehicle and later burns the vehicle. The most recent robbery was at National City Bank, 6079 East Riverside on Dec. 14 of last year. He's also suspected of robbing Generations Generations Credit Union, 5618 Harrison Avenue, Rockford.

The “Blazing Bandit” is described as a black/male, 5’6” – 5’10” tall, 170-190 lbs., medium build. He has worn a black/navy blue hooded sweatshirt with hood up, black ski mask/navy blue bandana over face, black gloves and dark-colored sweatpants.

Additional information about this case and other unsolved Chicago area bank robberies, including downloadable photographs, is available online at the Bandit Tracker Web site, www.bandittrackerchicago.com.

Anyone recognizing this individual or having any information about any of these robberies is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2010 at 09:26 AM
    the police dept. can not do their job, that is why we are asked to hunt them up for them while they sit at micky d,s and collect their big paychecks when the week is up...we do their job and get nothing
  • by Darb Location: Earth on May 24, 2010 at 01:23 PM
    They would catch him if he was trying to get a hooker!! The police need to do more on real crime.
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 94511459 - wifr.com/a?a=94511459
Gray Television, Inc.