‘Shaky Bandit’ hits 9th bank, FBI says

A man the FBI is calling ‘The Shaky Bandit’ has held up a ninth bank, authorities said.

The man, who has appeared before tellers while wearing a surgeon’s light blue scrubs, a flannel shirt and camouflage cap, a construction worker’s orange vest and sometimes just a baseball hat to shield his face, has knocked off eight other banks in Broward and Palm Beach counties since the end of September.

The ninth bank, a Chase branch, was robbed Tuesday at 328 E. Northlake Blvd. in Lake Park. The suspect was dressed in a plain gray T-shirt, denim baseball cap and camouflage pants, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, he is accused of robbing a Chase branch in Jupiter.

The bank robbery suspect has been known to shake while he is robbing banks and has implied to tellers that he has a weapon, Special Agent Michael Leverock said Wednesday. No guns have appeared in photographs from the robberies that were released by law enforcement.

“We’re treating him as if he’s armed,” Leverock said then. “We’re gonna take his word for it.”

The FBI won’t say how much money the bandit has stolen. So far, he has passed notes to tellers, and no one has been hurt.

Here’s the tally, according to the FBI:

  • Sept. 27, 11:22 a.m., Citibank, 3101 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
  • Oct. 1, 2:45 p.m., TD Bank, 665 NW 62nd St., Fort Lauderdale.
  • Oct. 3, 5:11 p.m., Chase, 555 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach.
  • Oct. 4, 5:18 p.m., Wells Fargo, 400 N. State Road 7, Margate.
  • Oct. 6, 4:45 p.m., PNC, 999 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. At 5:56 p.m., the FBI says he held up another PNC branch, at 4560 Lyons Rd. in Coconut Creek.
  • Oct. 9, 2:21 p.m., Wells Fargo, 2525 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors.
  • Oct. 10, 2:45 p.m., Chase, 2425 W. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter. Jupiter police say he left without getting any cash, and may have been driven away in a silver Mazda3 hatchback. And at 4:05 p.m., he is accused of…

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