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The FBI, along with police in High Point, Asheboro, Lexington and Huntersville, are asking the public’s help to find a serial bank robber dubbed the “Striped-Hoodie Bandit.”

Authorities believe the man is responsible for robbing three banks and one convenience store in North Carolina.

In each robbery, the man had a black revolver and wore the same clothing — blue jeans, a white T-shirt, a gray and white striped-hoodie jacket, a camouflage ball cap and dark tennis shoes.

The man is white, about 6 feet tall with a slender build. He was wearing glasses and appeared to have a bandage of some sort on the left side of his neck. It is unknown if the bandage is covering an identifying mark like a tattoo or if the man was wounded.

Timeline of robberies:

  • Oct. 23 — Rushco Convenience Store, 1701 Cotton Grove Road, Lexington.
  • Oct. 27 — Bank of America, 115 West Fairfield Road, High Point.
  • Nov. 5 — First Bank, 1427 North Fayetteville Street, Asheboro.
  • Nov. 18 — Sun Trust Bank, 9617 Holly Point Drive, Huntersville.

Anyone with information is asked to call FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100, the High Point Police Crime Stoppers number at 336-889-4000, Asheboro Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463, or the Huntersville Police Department at 704-464-5400.

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