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OK Police Give New Details About "Bucket List Bandit" Arrest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A small-town Oklahoma police officer says a man suspected of being the "Bucket List Bandit" for robbing banks in nine states and mentioning to bank tellers that he had only months to live appeared extremely nervous after running a stop sign.

Roland Assistant Police Chief David Goode said Monday he quickly realized something was wrong when he approached the SUV being driven by 54-year-old Michael Eugene Brewster.

Goode says the SUV's license plate didn't match the vehicle, and Brewster appeared uncomfortable after being pulled over Thursday.

Goode says a search of Brewster and the vehicle uncovered a loaded gun and dye-stained cash.

Brewster is now jailed in Oklahoma. His attorney declined comment.

The FBI suspects he robbed banks in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Utah.

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The Bucket List Bandit has been arrested. The FBI says serial bank robber 54-year-old Michael Brewster of Pensacola, Florida was arrested in Roland,Oklahoma Thursday. He's suspected of robbing as many as 10 banks over the last 3 months including one in Winston-Salem. He was pulled over by police in a routine traffic stop and officers discovered he was driving a stolen vehicle. Brewster was nicknamed the "Bucket List Bandit" after allegedly telling a Utah bank teller he had only 4 months to live.

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ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a suspect dubbed the "Bucket List Bandit" who's believed to be responsible for bank robberies in nine states.

According to an arrest warrant issued Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press, 54-year-old Michael Eugene Brewster has been charged with a robbery that took place Monday in Erie.

He was nicknamed the Bucket List Bandit after allegedly telling a Utah bank teller he had only four months to live.

The warrant says a confidential informant contacted the FBI office in Erie and provided Brewster's name.

Authorities then reviewed surveillance video from various robberies and found an "obvious likeness" to Brewster. A bank teller also identified his picture.

Brewster is also a suspect in robberies in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.

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The FBI is using digital billboards around the country to seek information about the serial bank robber dubbed the "Bucket List Bandit."

The suspect, believed to be 55 to 60, is suspected in at least nine robberies in the western and southern U.S. since June. The most recent crime was at a Lindell Bank branch in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon, Mo., on Aug. 30.

He is also suspected of robberies in Columbia, Mo., and in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.

The FBI calls him the "Bucket List Bandit" because he allegedly told a teller during one robbery that he had just four months to live.


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