FBI Agent: Bucket List Bandit Caught in Oklahoma
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An FBI agent from Pennsylvania says a suspect dubbed the “Bucket List Bandit” who’s believed to be responsible for bank robberies in nine states has been arrested in Oklahoma City.
Jason Crouse, the acting supervisory special agent of the FBI office in Erie, tells The Associated Press that 54-year-old Michael Eugene Brewster was arrested Thursday night.
Brewster was nicknamed the Bucket List Bandit after allegedly telling a Utah bank teller he had only four months to live.
A warrant which charges Brewster only with robbing the Huntingdon National Bank branch in Erie on Monday says a confidential informant called the FBI in Erie and provided Brewster’s name and birth date.
Authorities then reviewed surveillance video and found an “obvious likeness” to Brewster during robberies in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois. Police believe he robbed the Lindell Bank in O’Fallon, Missouri.
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