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Suspected 'I-55 Bandit' bank robber surrenders

Sep. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

ST. LOUIS -- A man suspected of robbing banks in five states has turned himself in to the FBI.

The FBI announced Wednesday that 19-year-old Andrew Maberry, of O'Fallon, Ill., was arrested and charged with one federal count of bank robbery in a July heist at a Commerce Bank in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold.

The FBI has not disclosed the amount of money taken in the robbery.

Maberry's surrender came less than 24 hours after the FBI started a wanted campaign and dubbed him the "I-55 Bandit."

The FBI says Maberry is suspected in 10 robberies and two robbery attempts since May at banks in Illinois, Missouri, Maryland, West Virginia and Tennessee. Some of the crimes occurred near Interstate 55.

The West Virginia robbery happened July 30 at a branch of Huntington Bank, located at Great Teays Boulevard and W.Va. 34 in Teays Valley. The suspect fled on foot behind a nearby truck stop near Interstate 64, according to reports released at the time of the holdup.

Other robberies occurred at various bank branches. Three were in Jackson, Tenn. Three others were in the St. Louis-area towns of Arnold, Mo., Crystal City, Mo., and Belleville, Ill. Two were in Bel Air, Md. Others occurred in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the Maryland towns of Essex and Ocean City.

It is not clear if Maberry has an attorney.



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