ROY -- He rarely changes his routine or even his shirt during brazen daytime bank robberies committed in a baffling cross-country crime spree.
The Bucket List Bandit, 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 suspected of robbing a Landmark Bank in Columbia, Mo., last Wednesday and a Lindell Bank in O'Fallon, Mo., on Thursday.
Following the Landmark Bank holdup, the robber ran to a grassy area that had several trees, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. A police canine unit tried to track him but was unsuccessful, the newspaper reported.
In bank surveillance video from the Missouri heists, the Bucket List Bandit appears to be clad in the same blue polo shirt he wore during the Roy robbery.
"He's more fond of his lucky bank shirt that he wore here in Roy," Police Chief Greg Whinham said in a Tuesday phone message left with the Standard-Examiner.
In addition to the Roy and Missouri robberies, the Bucket List Bandit is suspected of bank heists in Arvada, Colo.; Flagstaff, Ariz; Pocatello, Idaho; Winston-Salem, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Bloomington, Ill., since July.
No one has been injured in any of the holdups. The Bucket List Bandit has not displayed a weapon but has implied that he has one in several robberies.
Each time, the robber has entered the bank and presented a teller with a note demanding cash. He has also been seen with a black, zippered portfolio.
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 and Illinois, the robber was seen with a black Chevrolet Captiva sporting a silver rack on its roof.
Anyone with information about the Bucket List Bandit should contact their local police department.