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FBI searching for man who robbed 8 banks in Maryland

FBI says he's held up 12 in total
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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-23 07:03:56-04

The F.B.I. is looking for a man who allegedly robbed 10 banks in Maryland and Virginia. He's also accused of unsuccessfully trying to rob two more.

He's been dubbed the "American League Bandit" after being caught on surveillance video wearing Orioles and Yankees baseball caps.

Special Agent Patrick Dugan says the suspect has not yet shown a weapon, but is considered armed and dangerous.

"This guy's a problem and he needs to get taken off the streets before someone gets hurt or worse," Dugan said.

The alleged robberies and attempted robberies started in November of last year and have been reported as recently as June 17. Banks in Baltimore, Timonium, Annapolis, Columbia, Olney, Cockeysville have been robbed, some of them twice. Three were reported as far as Virginia.

"When a suspect travels like this, sometimes it makes it a little more difficult to identify a pattern or identify a suspect," Dugan said.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall, around 30 or 40 years old, and with a salt and pepper colored beard.

The F.B.I. is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

If you see this man or know who he is, call police immediately.