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‘Ball Cap Bandit' Behind 10 South Florida Bank Robberies: FBI

The FBI is looking for a so-called "Ball Cap Bandit" who they say is responsible for ten bank robberies in South Florida.

The robberies date back to December and have taken place in Miramar, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Park, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FBI officials said Tuesday.

"He's going into the banks and presenting a note demanding cash. If the teller doesn't comply he escalates the violence by pulling out a firearm and in some cases he grabs a customer standing nearby and puts the gun to their waist forcing the teller to give up the money," FBI Special Agent Justin Fleck said.

Officials said the robber got his nickname because he typically wears a baseball cap. He is considered armed and dangerous.

"The language he uses in the notes, the words he speaks in the demand and the firearm that he brandishes appears to be the same firearm," Fleck said.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with info is asked to call the FBI at 754-703-2000.

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