"Pooh" Pulls Bank Jobs

This thief is after more than just honey.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009  |  Updated 1:41 PM CDT
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Thank goodness for first names. The Pooh Bandit just sounds bad.

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The man who robbed a suburban Chicago bank at gunpoint last Friday looks like a hard-boiled, tough guy straight out of pulp fiction.

Except for his sweatshirt, which featured a picture of Winnie the Pooh, the lovable Bear who's a classic of children's fiction.

FBI agents on Wednesday dubbed him the Winnie the Pooh Bandit and released surveillance photos from the Park Ridge bank in hopes the public might help to identify him.

They described his as a white male, 35 to 40 years old, 6-feet, 225 pounds, and medium build.

FBI agents like to give bank robbers monickers — such as the Scarecrow Bandit who looked like a character from the "Wizard of Oz" and the Groucho Bandit who wore a fake mustache — in hopes of generating public interest and assistance.
   

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