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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a serial bank robber.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 leading to the arrest and conviction of the robber dubbed the “Cover-Up Bandit.”

Surveillance cameras show the suspect heavily covered up. Bank video images show the suspect wearing a hat and scarf over his face.

The FBI says the suspect has been involved in at least four bank robberies across South Florida.

Investigators say he hit the same Wells Fargo bank in Fort Lauderdale on January 16 and February 2.

A PNC bank in Delray Beach and a Bank United in Lighthouse Point were hit in February, according to authorities.

The FBI says the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

“He advised he had a weapon. In particular, in two cases, he said he had a bomb. When somebody says they have a weapon or a bomb, we take them for their word,” said FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock.

The robber appears to have always worn the same, distinctive pair of gloves with white stripes.

“We believe somebody locally has seen him, knows him, and we’re hoping that these pictures we release will help to lead to his capture,“ Leverock said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the South Florida FBI office at 754-703-2000 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

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