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Jockey Bandit

Real Name: Unknown
Aliases: Jockey Bandit
Wanted For: Armed Robbery
Missing Since: Unrevealed


Details: The Jockey Bandit is a man with a small stature who has robbed more than twenty banks near racetracks in South Florida, taking in near $53,000. He usually hands tellers a note saying "I have a gun and nothing to lose. Give me your hundreds, fifties, twenties. No dye packs, no bait money".
In 1991, the bandit was 5'5", weighed approximately 140 pounds, had long dirty blond hair which he sometimes wore in a ponytail.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a Bank Robber Roll Call in the January 23, 1991 episode. Also featured were Mr. Nasty and Mary Poppins Bandit.
Results: Unresolved. In April of 1991, thirty-one-year-old James Thomas Moore was arrested after robbing a bank in Hollywood, Florida. FBI agents noted that Moore resembled the "Jockey Bandit". During this robbery, he handed tellers a note identical in wording to the notes the Jockey Bandit used. However, it is not known if Moore was ever positively identified as the suspect. He later pleaded guilty to fourteen other bank robberies.