FBI Releases Video of 'Black Hat Bandits' Robbing Bank

They have robbed 7 banks in less than 2 months.

ByCORINNE CATHCART and DEAN SCHABNER
February 24, 2015, 9:07 PM
PHOTO: Black Hat Bandits are shown in these images from FBI wanted posters.
"Black Hat Bandits" are shown in these images from FBI wanted posters.
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— -- The FBI released a video today it says shows the so-called "Black Hat Bandits" in action robbing a bank.

The pair has robbed seven banks in Virginia and Maryland in the last two months, according to the FBI. They received their name because they don black hats, winter coats, sunglasses, and some kind of facial disguise -- like a ski mask or a fake beard -- during the robberies.

The video released today shows the two robbing a bank in Arnold, Maryland, on January 30, the FBI said.

Their most recent robberies happened on Feb. 18 when they hit two banks within 40 minutes of each other in Virginia.

The robbers have become increasingly violent, the FBI says, "most recently holding a gun to a customer's head and jumping teller counters in attempts to gain access [to] bank vaults."

Based on their tactics, the FBI believes the robbers either have military or police training.

Anyone with information on the pair can contact the FBI here.

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