Chicago Most Wanted: "The Ray-Bandit" - New York News

Chicago Most Wanted: "The Ray-Bandit"

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The FBI says this bandit is responsible for at least eight armed robberies and one attempted robbery across four states. The crimes started in July 2012 and according to agents includes two robberies in Southern Wisconsin, one holdup and one attempted robbery on the same day in Northwestern Indiana, three in the Quad Cities area and two in downstate Illinois. It's a road trip that would cover nearly 1,000 miles.

The FBI says the bandit always wears the same sunglasses, which appear to be cheap versions of designer shades. That's why they gave him the moniker "The Ray-Bandit."

The man is said to always have worn a long sleeve shirt, which led agents to believe he may have tattoos on his arms that he is trying to cover up.

Instead of wearing gloves to cover his fingerprints the Ray Bandit is said to cover his fingertips with band-aids or what bank tellers have described as rubber thimbles. In addition the sunglasses, some of the heists involved fake beards and wigs as disguises.

Agents say the bandit could be from the Chicago area, or might just pass through at times. He has been connected to an older model silver Hyundai Elantra. To catch him, the FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to his arrest and conviction.

Here is how the FBI describes the Ray-Bandit.

White or Hispanic male

20-to-30 years old.

5' 11''.

220 to 240 pounds.

He has a noticeable gap between his front teeth.

He likes to wear sunglasses and often wears flannel shirts.

And he may drive a silver Hyundai Elantra.

He is considered armed and dangerous, if you see him call police.

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