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“BUCS FAN BANDIT” STRIKES AGAIN BSO SAYS IT’S TIME TO BRING HIM IN

BSO Case Number: PB02-09-05103
PIO Number: 02-9-22
Date: September 13, 2002
Place of Occurrence: 990 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL

Victim(s):

  • Natbank branch at 990 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL

Suspect(s):

  • The Bucs Fan Bandit, an unidentified, middle-aged, white male approximately 6-feet tall with a slight frame

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are turning up the heat on a bank robber known as “The Bucs Fan Bandit” because the crook is becoming more brazen, more aggressive and potentially dangerous.

The suspect first hit a Lauderdale-By-The-Sea bank on Monday, September 9, 2002. Wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football cap and large sunglasses, the felon used a robbery note and some strong language to make off with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was displayed and no one was hurt.

On Friday, September 13, 2002, The Bucs Fan Bandit hit again. This time, however, he threatened several people with a silver handgun as he robbed the Natbank branch at 990 N. Federal Highway in Pompano Beach of an unknown amount of money. No shots were fired and no one was injured in this robbery.

BSO investigators, along with agents from the FBI, say that although the suspect in the September 13th robbery was not wearing his Tampa Bay Bucs cap, he is the same man. They say it is imperative that he is captured before he becomes violent and someone is hurt or killed.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of The Bucs Fan Bandit. Anyone with information on this crime should call
(954) 493-TIPS.

INVESTIGATORS: Dets. L. Crew, D. DiPerna, & L. Pugliese, CI / Robbery
THIS REPORT BY: Hugh Graf / PIO 9/13/02 5:30 p.m.

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