FBI joins in search for 'Eyes Only Bandit'
Posted May 6, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The FBI said Tuesday that has joined local law enforcement investigating four recent bank robberies in Wake and Franklin counties.
The same man is believed to have robbed PNC Bank branches at 300 N. Arendell Ave. in Zebulon on Dec. 16 and 102 E. Branch St. in Spring Hope on Jan. 10 and the First Citizens Bank branch at 101 N. Main St. in Franklinton on Feb. 26 and March 13.
In each robbery, the man wore a hooded jacket and gloves and covered his face with a mask. Only his eyes were visible, earning him the nickname the “Eyes Only Bandit.” He displayed a small black semi-automatic weapon during two of the robberies.
The robber is described as a light-skinned black man, approximately 20 to 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build.
The Raleigh-Durham FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Franklinton Police Department, the Zebulon Police Department and the Spring Hope Police Department are investigating the robberies. Anyone with information to identify the robber is asked to call the FBI at 704-672-6100 or East Wake Crime Stoppers 919-366-2746.