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"Ray Bandit" arrested near Chicago, FBI says

CHICAGO, IL (WWBT) -

The "Ray Bandit" is behind bars after the FBI caught up with the bank robber in Chicago.

Jeremy Evans was dubbed the "Ray Bandit" by the FBI because of the sunglasses the FBI says he wore during a nationwide string of bank robberies. He hit two local banks in Hanover County in December; the Suntrust inside the Mechanicsville Kroger and the BB&T on Chamberlayne Road.

In all, he robbed 17 banks in seven states before he was arrested last week, reports the AP. He was in a car matching the description of a suspect vehicle identified in an Elgin, IL bank robbery, according to the FBI.

FBI wanted poster

Evans took in more than $75,000 from 17 banks since last summer, reports the AP. He is now charged with one count of bank robbery and is jailed without bond.

The FBI launched a website and offered a $5,000 reward to track down the robber in December.

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