Bank robbers are now wearing COVID-19 masks just like everyone else.
South Florida has seen a rise in robbers walking into banks with masks on and benefiting from it.
“Wearing a face covering when inside a bank used to be a fairly reliable indicator that the individual was considering robbing the bank,” said FBI Special Agent James Lewis.
Five bank heists were all done by the same robber. wearing a surgical mask, hooded sweatshirt and gloves.
The FBI is seeking public help by publicly circulating surveillance images of masked robbers. The heists have happened, from Coral Gables to Miami to Hallandale Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
Every suspect is wearing a mask, neck gaiter or bandanna.
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