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UPDATE: 'I-55 Bandit' Turns Himself in to FBI

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
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UPDATE 9/11/13 @ 8:30 p.m.
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP/WSAZ) -- A man suspected of robbing banks in five states, including a Putnam County bank has turned himself in.

The FBI announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Andrew Maberry, of O'Fallon, Ill., was arrested and charged with one federal count of bank robbery.

Mayberry’s surrender came less than 24 hours after the FBI put out a nationwide alert and dubbed him the "I-55 Bandit" because a number of the robberies took place along I-55 in the St. Louis area.

The Putnam County robbery happened at the Huntington National Bank branch at the intersection of Route 34 and Great Teays Boulevard on July 30.

According to the FBI, Maberry also held up banks in Illinois, Maryland and Tennessee.

They say he was successful in 10 of his 12 attempts, and in 11 of the robberies he was caught on surveillance cameras.

All the robberies took place between May 6 and August 14.

The FBI says in all of the robberies, the gave the teller a note implying he was armed. No one was physically injured in the robberies.



UPDATE 9/10/13 @ 2:30 p.m.
TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The FBI says a man accused of holding up a bank in Putnam County in July, is also responsible for nearly a dozen other bank robberies across the country.

Tuesday, the agency dubbed him the "I-55 Bandit", because a number of the robberies took place along I-55 in the St. Louis area.

The Huntington National Bank branch at the intersection of Route 34 and Great Teays Boulevard in Teays Valley was robbed on July 30.

Putnam County Deputies say the suspect walked into the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded money.

After getting the cash, he ran away and was last seen behind the TA Truck Stop near I-64.

According to the FBI, the "I-55 Bandit" also held up banks in Illinois, Maryland and Tennessee, along with the Missouri robberies.

All the robberies took place between May 6 through August 14.

They say he was successful in 10 of his 12 attempts, and in 11 of the robberies he was caught on surveillance cameras.

The FBI says in all of the robberies, the suspect gave the teller a note implying he was armed. No one was physically injured in the robberies.

The agency has not released how much money was taken in each robbery.

The I-55 Bandit is likely in his early to mid-20s, 6'0” to 6' 3”, with short brown or strawberry blond hair.

Investigators say if you have seen this man, call 1-800-CALL-FBI.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.



ORIGINAL STORY 7/30/13 @ 4 p.m.
TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Deputies are on the scene of a bank robbery in Teays Valley.

It happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Huntington Bank at the intersection of Route 34 and Great Teays Boulevard.

Deputies say a man walked into the bank, handed the teller a note and demanded money.

After getting the cash, he ran away and was last seen behind the TA Truck Stop near I-64.

If you know anything about the robbery you are asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Department at 304-586-0214.


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