FBI Arrests 'Bucket List Bandit' In Eastern Oklahoma

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:38 am
By: News 9

The FBI says a man dubbed the "Bucket List Bandit" was arrested Wednesday night in Roland, Oklahoma.

The FBI believes Michael Eugene Brewster, 54, robbed banks in nine states. The FBI nicknamed the robber the "Bucket List Bandit" after he allegedly told a Utah bank teller he had only four months to live.

A Roland police officer pulled over Brewster Wednesday night for a traffic stop. When the officer checked, he discovered the car Brewster was driving was stolen in Florida, and had a fake license plate from Utah.

The Roland Police Department then discovered Brewster was wanted on a federal warrant for robbing the Huntington National Bank branch in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Monday. 

Authorities then reviewed surveillance video and found an "obvious likeness" to Brewster during robberies in Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.

•June 21, 2012: Chase Bank, 5250 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, Colorado

•June 27, 2012: Chase Bank, Chase Bank, 1484 S. Milton Rd, Flagstaff, Arizona

•July 6, 2012: Pocatello Ireland Bank, 486 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, Idaho

•July 6, 2012: Wells Fargo Bank, 5603 S. 1900 West, Roy, Utah

•July 20, 2012: Bank of America, 1209 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

•August 3, 2012: BB&T Bank, 2120 Gunbarrel Road., Chattanooga, Tennessee

•August 17, 2012: PNC Bank, 2217 W. Market Street, Bloomington, Illinois

•August 29, 2012: Landmark Bank, 202 N. Stadium Blvd, Columbia, Missouri

•August 30, 2012: Lindell Bank, 4521 Highway K, O'Fallon, Missouri

•September 10, 2012: Huntington National Bank, 2185 West 12th St., Erie, Pennsylvania