Authorities say a robber that targeted a bank in Tamarac Thursday is believed to be behind a string of other bank robberies.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. Thursday at a TD Bank located at 7001 W Commercial Blvd in Tamarac.
According to the FBI, a robber entered the bank and demanded money from bank employees implying he had a weapon.
There were no shots fired and no injuries. Customers were in the bank at the time of the robbery. The amount of money taken has not been released.
The robber then fled the bank in a silver Volkswagen Beetle. While fleeing the bank, the robber was hit head on by another vehicle. After the collision, the robber got out of the car, threatened the other driver with a gun, got back into the Volkswagen and fled. There were no reported injuries to the driver of the other vehicle. The robber's vehicle should have some front end damage as a result of the accident.
If anyone has information as to the identity of this bank robber, they are urged to call the FBI at (754) 703-2000 or Crimestoppers.
The FBI believes this robber may be the same individual known as the "Filter Bandit" and a reward offer remains in effect. Investigators are calling this robber the “Filter Bandit” because he typically wears a dust filter mask along with dark-colored pants and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt during the robberies. He should be considered armed and dangerous.