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CAPTURED: ‘Double Hat Bandit:’ Help identify ‘armed and dangerous’ bank robber wanted by FBI in Spokane, Utah

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BOISE, Idaho  —
A 54-year-old man suspected of robbing banks and credit union in seven states has been arrested in Indiana.

The FBI announced on Friday that Shayne Carson was arrested Thursday without incident in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana. Carson is scheduled to be transferred to Utah to face a bank robbery charge stemming from a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

According to the complaint, Carson is believed to be the “Double Hat Bandit.” Carson allegedly wore two hats — typically a beanie over a baseball cap — during 13 bank robberies throughout Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho since last December. All the banks hit were inside grocery stores.

Carson is also a suspect in additional bank robberies in Colorado, Iowa and Ohio. Those incidents are still under investigation.


WANTED BY FBI IN SPOKANE — Take a good, long look at the really clear photo of an armed bank robber we’re dubbing the “Double Hat Bandit.”

We’ve featured a lot of bank robbers, but a guy wearing a ski hat over a ball cap is a first.

He’s hit twice in Spokane this month: Both on Tuesday, January 3rd and both at credit union’s inside Safeway stores.

He’s been doing some traveling, because the photos below are from banks in Utah, where he hit three times last month.

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He’s shown a gun in every heist and is considered “armed and dangerous.”

If you know who the “Double Hat Bandit” is, submit the information via the P3 Tips App to Crime Stoppers or call 1-800-222-tips (8477).

You could be in line for up to a $1,000 cash reward if your information leads to his arrest.

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