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A bank robber’s quick getaway was virtually disappointed once his automobile was hit during a head-on crash within the parking lot Thursday morning.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation released surveillance images of the thief who held up TD Bank, 7001 W. Commercial Blvd., around 9 a.m. Thursday. Investigators said he could also be the serial bank robber nicknamed the Filter bandit.

The bandit has robbed banks all over Broward County since August 2014. He generally wears a dust filter mask together with dark-colored pants and a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt during the robberies, agents said. Generally he forces customers and staff to get on the floor.

The bureau thinks the man is additionally responsible for bank robberies in Palm Beach and Martin counties. There’s a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

On Thursday, the robber alleged he had a weapon and demanded cash from bank employees. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the bandit targeted the same TD Bank last March.

The robber was driving away in a silver Volkswagen Beetle when he was hit by another vehicle Thursday. The robber got out, threatened the other driver with a gun, got back into his automobile and left.

There were no reported injuries to the driver of the other vehicle, special agent Michael Leverock said during a news release.

The robber’s Beetle should have some front end damage from the crash, Leverock said.

The robber was wearing gloves, dark pants, a light-colored T-shirt and a gray blazer to cover his face, he wore a dark mask, sunglasses and a ball cap.

Authorities ask anyone who can identify the robber to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 754-703-2000 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Source: Sun Sentinel News Paper ( Link: