The FBI Needs Your Help
December 21, 2012 Leave a comment
The FBI is asking your help in their quest to catch bank robbers. According to the latest FBI bank crime statistics, bank robbers got away with more than $38 million in cash. In the unsolved cases, surveillance images of suspects were often posted online—on FBI wanted posters and elsewhere—to enlist the public’s help. To further that effort, the FBI has launched a new Wanted Bank Robbers website, the first national system of its kind.
The new site features a gallery of unknown suspects and a map function that plots robbery locations. Users can search by name, location, or other factors. Search results deliver a Wanted by the FBI poster that contains more images, a suspect’s full description, and a brief narrative of the crime.
The new Wanted Bank Robbers website will include the most pressing bank robbery cases from the FBI’s 56 field offices. In the coming weeks and months, new features and more suspects will be added, creating a fuller picture of the nation’s most-wanted bank robbers.