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Evidence: Wheaton Bandit

AMBUSH #1

On January 14, 2002, the Wheaton Bandit strikes for the first time, ambushing bank tellers in the early morning hours as they open for the day. It's the only time the bandit robs a bank vault and the only time he successfully completes an ambush robbery. (Source: FBI)

AMBUSH #2

Inside the bank vault during the ambush robbery on January 14, 2002. (Source: FBI)

Surveillance Photo - January 3, 2003

In every robbery, the Wheaton Bandit orders tellers to put their cash drawers on the counter and then he proceeds to empty them himself, stashing the money into a bag he brings. (Source: FBI)

Surveillance Photo - January 28, 2003

Yet another robbery in January of 2003. (Source: FBI)

Surveillance Photo - March 2003

The Wheaton Bandit caught on camera during a March 2003 bank robbery. (Source: FBI)

Surveillance Photo - May 2003

Surveillance camera photo of the Wheaton Bandit during a May 2003 bank robbery. (Source: FBI)

Surveillance Photo - January 2005

The Wheaton Bandit again orders tellers to put their cash drawers on the counter and then empties the money into his own bag. (Source: FBI)

TAKEOVER

The Wheaton Bandit commits "takeover" robberies where he uses a gun and commands to force victims into submission. He also orders employees and any customers inside the bank to the ground before he makes his getaway. (Source: FBI)

GUN #1

The Wheaton Bandit uses more than just a commanding voice to threaten bank tellers; he also uses a gun, often pointing it directly at his victims. (Source: FBI)

GUN #2

Another photo of the Wheaton Bandit during the July 22, 2004 bank robbery. (Source: FBI)

INDEXING #1

Investigators believe the Wheaton Bandit most likely has military or law enforcement training. One reason is that he appears as if he's undergone extensive weapons training, using a method called "indexing" where he keeps his index finger away from the gun's trigger. Instead, the bandit rests his index finger along the "slide" of the gun to avoid an accidental discharge if startled or bumped. (Source: FBI)

INDEXING #2

Another photo of the Wheaton Bandit using a method called "indexing," where he keeps his index finger away from the gun's trigger. (Source: FBI)

FBI Agent Tina Fourkas

Special Agents Tina Fourkas and Eric Kaley, have been chasing the Wheaton Bandit's trail through Chicago's western suburbs since he first hit in January 2002. (Source: Kurtis Productions)

FBI Agent Eric Kaley

FBI Special Agent Eric Kaley continues to track the Wheaton Bandit. (Source: Kurtis Productions)

Bank Teller Janet Englund

On March 4, 2003, longtime bank teller Janet Englund is robbed at gunpoint and forced to the ground by the Wheaton Bandit. In less than two minutes, Janet's life changes forever. (Source: Kurtis Productions)

Bandit Photos

The FBI considers the Wheaton Bandit to be a professional bank robber. He has hit 16 banks since January 2002, and remains on the loose to this day.