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FBI Looking for "10-Second Bandit"

By Margaret Lyons in News on Mar 4, 2008 7:40PM

Ten Second BanditTen-Second Bandit: It's more than just your high school nickname. In fact, it's the FBI's moniker for two different area bank robbers, one of whom is in prison. The other, current 10SB has been holding up local banks, demanding money within...well, you know.

So far, he's hit three MB Financial Banks in December and January, and he's been seen in both White Sox and Tigers hats. Hey, we already have a bandit known by his choice in hats, thankyouverymuch. And yes, the Kangol Bandit has been arrested.

While these nicknames are fun, some worry that they soften our image of these dangerous criminals. Hm, we sort of thought the Cuddly Teddy Bear Bandit Who Loves and Respects You had a nice ring to it. But the Paint by Numbers Bandit just sounds annoying.

Anyone with any info on the new 10-Second Bandit, described as "a black male, 25 to 35, between 5-foot-7 and 6-feet, with a thin mustache and pockmarked face," should call the FBI. [WBBM, Trib]