FBI hunts for 'Barrel Chested Bandit'

Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 16:21:57-05

The FBI is looking for an unidentified man who is believed to have robbed eight banks in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

The man dubbed the "Barrel Chested Bandit" robbed an Arizona Central Credit Union in Tucson on Aug. 24. Most recently, on Feb. 4, he robbed a First National Bank in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

According to officials, during each incident, the suspect allegedly had a small handgun and ordered the bank teller to give him money. He left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No injuries have been reported during the robberies, authorities said.

The man is described as being in his 40s or 50s, between 5'6" and 5'10" and weighs 250 pounds. He has gray hair, a large build and light complexion. He has been seen wearing a baseball cap in all of the robberies and sunglasses in at least six of the eight incidents.

Officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.