‘Ray Bandit’ bank robber busted

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-22 19:25:20-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The man the FBI dubbed the “Ray Bandit” has been caught, according to FBI spokesperson Dee Rybiski. The “Ray Bandit” – so named because of the sunglasses he wore during robberies – is accused in more than a dozen bank robberies across the country.

A man was arrested earlier this month after a bank robbery in Elgin, Ill., near Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Investigators believe the man – identified as Jeremy Evans of Carol Stream, Ill., is the “Ray Bandit.”

The “Ray Bandit” is accused of robbing two banks in Hanover County last month.

Sergeant Chris R. Whitley with Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the Sun Trust bank inside the Kroger in the 6300 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike at 2:50 p.m on Dec. 5, 2012.

Later that day, deputies responded to the BB&T bank located in the 9100 block of Chamberlayne Road at 3:15 p.m. for another robbery.

Whitley said the suspect passed a teller at both banks a note demanding money. Once the teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect took off.

This is a developing story.