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Shelbyville bank robber connected to multiple cases in three states

A man who robbed the Shelbyville Walmart Woodforest Bank on May 31 is wanted by the FBI in connection with four other cases.


The man suspected of robbing a Clinton, Tennessee bank is now wanted for questioning in four more robberies and a carjacking. The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.


The man, dubbed the “Big Box Bandit”, robbed the FSNB, a bank inside the Walmart in Clinton, Tennessee, in May.



A few days later, the same man entered another FSNB bank branch inside a Walmart in Kingsport, Tennessee, carrying a manila envelope. In both robberies, the man entered the banks and demanded money be placed in the provided envelope.


As FBI agents and local law enforcement agencies began piecing together clues, they noticed he had also robbed a bank inside a Walmart in Shelbyville, Indiana, and a standalone bank in Candler, North Carolina.


Most recently, the suspect is believed to have carjacked an individual in West Knoxville on June 21st and used that vehicle in a robbery of a check cashing business inside another Walmart in Chattanooga later that day.


The man has driven a blue, older model Ford Taurus and most recently a gold Chevrolet Trailblazer stolen from Knoxville during the robberies. The robber weighs between 180-190 pounds and stands approximately 5’8” to 5-9” tall. He wore a beard in some of the robberies and a goatee in others.


If you know this person, or have any information about the robberies, you are asked to call the FBI’s Knoxville, Tennessee Field Office at 865-544-0751, submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov , or contact your local law enforcement agency.