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(MCLEAN, Va.) — The FBI is offering a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a pair of bank robbery suspects known as the “Black Hat Bandits.”

The pair is believed to be responsible for seven robberies in Maryland and Virginia between Jan. 2 and Feb. 18. According to an FBI bulletin, they “have become more brazen at each robbery, having threatened bank customers and tellers, most recently holding a gun to a customer’s head, and jumping teller counters in attempts to gain access to bank vaults.”

In each of the robberies, the pair has been described as carrying handguns while wearing winter coats, sunglasses and black hats. Specifically, the robbers have worn either winter knit caps or wide brimmed hats. They also use facial disguises, including ski masks or fake beards.

The FBI adds that the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

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