STATEWIDE — The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Maine State Police are offering a reward of up to $10,0000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the “Thirsty Bandit,” a bank robber who is considered armed and dangerous.
The person they are seeking is the suspect in a June 25 armed robbery at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Corinth.
The suspect is described as a white male who is approximately 5’8” tall, weighs 130 to 150 pounds, and has a slender build.
During the Corinth robbery, he wore a dark baseball cap with an unknown logo, sunglasses, a dark-colored facemask, a blue buttondown shirt over a T-shirt, khaki pants, and blue medical gloves.
He entered the bank, displayed a firearm in his waistband, and demanded the tellers empty their drawers. The suspect then placed the money into a black bag with handles before fleeing on foot.
Prior to the robbery, the man was seen at a nearby store grabbing something from the cooler to drink, which is why he’s been nicknamed the “Thirsty Bandit.”
The public is being asked to review photos and a video of the suspect.
“This individual needs to be apprehended before anyone gets hurt, which is why we are asking the public to pay close attention to these photos and video to see if they recognize him,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “We hope the possibility of a $10,000 reward will incentivize people to do the right thing and reach out to us if they have any information that could help us identify, arrest, and prosecute this man.”
“The Maine State Police is working tirelessly to find the individual who perpetrated this crime,” added Maine State Police Lt. Michael Johnston. “We believe the man is still in Maine and that someone knows who and where he is. Our hope is someone will come forward with information that will lead to this individual’s apprehension and arrest.”
Anyone with information should call the Maine State Police at 207-973-3700 or the FBI at 857-386-2000. Tips can also be electronically submitted at tips.fbi.gov.