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Real Name: Robert Alan Litchfield
Aliases: None known
Wanted For: Armed Robbery, Escape
Missing Since: August 1986


Details: Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Litchfield, also known as the "Blockhouse Bandit", is wanted for escaping from a federal prison in Talladega, Alabama, on February 4, 1986. He tricked a prison dentist into escorting him through the gates. He then caught a cab to a nearby town and drove off with a woman in a car with Florida license plates. He was serving sixty years in prison for several bank robberies that he committed in South Florida between 1983 and 1985. Since his escape, authorities have connected him to at least three more bank robberies in Georgia, Florida, and Michigan. In those ones, he took hostages, used handguns, and made bomb threats. He is on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. His wife Donna is believed to be travelling with him.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of Special #1 which aired on January 20, 1987; the case was featured in the FBI's Most Wanted Roll Call.
Results: Captured. In May 1987, Litchfield and Donna were arrested in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. However, in March 1989, he once again escaped from prison by posing as a safety inspector. In April, he robbed a bank in Pensacola, Florida. A few days later, he was arrested in Pensacola by U.S. Marshals. He was then returned to prison to serve his sixty-year sentence. He died in federal prison on January 24, 2011, at the age of sixty-two.