Criminals may want to reconsider planning and executing a bank heist. Why? Because earlier this month, the FBI unveiled a national website to identify unknown suspects that partake in bank robberies. 

The website, bankrobbers.fbi.gov displays photos of individuals caught in the act of a bank robbery, and descriptive information such as the robber’s height, what he or she was wearing during the robbery and the bank where the crime was commited. 

Below the photos, a Google map plots each of the locations where the unknown suspects committed the robbery. 

According to the FBI, its Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force works with local law enforcement to combat bank robberies. The FBI is attempting to remove the threat of violence from institutions like banks by identifying suspects of bank robberies and holding them accountable. 

Sarah Rich, Staff Writer
Sarah Rich  |  Staff Writer

In 2008, Sarah Rich graduated from California State University, Chico, where she majored in news-editorial journalism and minored in sociology. Since 2010, Sarah has written for Government Technology magazine and covers a spectrum of public-sector IT topics, including cloud computing, transparency, broadband, and other innovative projects and trends. She currently lives in Sacramento, Calif.