The Holiday Bandit is at it Again, Robbing His Sixth New York Bank

The FBI-NYPD's Joint Bank Robbery Task Force is seeking the public's assistance in locating Marat G. Mikhaylich, aka the Holiday Bandit, after he robbed his sixth New York bank yesterday. Mikhaylich entered a Capital One bank located at 4612 14th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York at 9:43 a.m., giving the teller a demand note and brandishing a black handgun. After the first teller could not produce enough cash, he moved on to his next victim teller and demanded even more money. Mikhaylich was last seen fleeing on foot after the robbery.

Mikhaylich is described as a white male, approximately 6'5'' tall, 35 years old, and approximately 200 pounds. During the most recent robbery, he was seen wearing a black hat, dark sunglasses, a maroon coat, and light blue jeans, brown shoes, and carrying a black messenger bag.

Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Rourke said: "We are imploring the public to be vigilant, on the lookout, and call our tip line if they know anything that can help us stop this increasingly aggressive criminal activity."

A significant reward is available for a tip that breaks the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI-NYPD's Joint Bank Robbery Task Force immediately at 212-384-1000. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Other banks Mikhaylich robbed include:

Capital One bank located at 1411 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York on Friday, February 4, 2011
Capital One Bank, located at 31-17 Broadway, Astoria Queens, New York on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sovereign Bank, located at 24-29 Jackson Avenue, Queens, New York, on Wednesday, December 30, 2010
Ridgewood Savings Bank, located at 8522 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday, December 23, 2010
Sovereign Bank, located at 37-10 Broadway, Astoria Queens, New York, on Thursday, December 9, 2010

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