ROY — The Bucket List Bandit has struck again, this time in North Carolina.
The robber, nicknamed because he passed a threatening note to a teller at a Wells Fargo Bank at 5603 S. 1900 West in Roy on July 6 claiming he only had four months to live, is now a suspect in a July 20 robbery at the Bank of America in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Based on security camera photos, the robber wore identical clothing in both heists, Roy Police Chief Gregory G. Whinham said Friday.
“Maybe it’s his lucky bank robber outfit,” said Whinham, adding it’s odd that the robber doesn’t alter his attire.
The Bucket List Bandit is also suspected of robbing Chase Bank branches in Arvada, Colo., on June 21 and Flagstaff, Ariz., on June 27, as well as the Pocatello Ireland Bank in Pocatello on July 6, according to the FBI.
No one has been hurt.
Each time, the robber entered the bank and presented a teller a note demanding cash. He has also been seen with a black, zippered portfolio.
Special Agent Brenda Nath, assigned to the FBI’s field office in Phoenix, said Friday that evidence is being collected and witnesses are being interviewed to try to determine the robber’s identity. “We don’t even know his name.”
Roy police are working with the FBI in using facial recognition technology to identify the robber. It’s unknown why the robber has held up banks in far-flung locations, first in the West and most recently in the Southeast, Whinham said.
“He may be having the time of his life with a few months to live,” he theorized.
He is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, 55 to 60 years old, with a thin build, gray hair and a mustache. He has been seen wearing glasses, jeans and a blue polo or T-shirt.
In North Carolina, the FBI said, the robber was seen with a black compact SUV with a silver rack on top.
Report info about the bandit to the FBI at 623-466-1999 or www.BanditTrackerArizona.com.