FBI Issues a Bank Robbery Mobile App

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The FBI released a bank robbers mobile app that is designed to help the public, law enforcement, and financial institutions see and share photos and information about robberies across the nation, NPR reports. The app allows users to sort bank robberies by date, state, and category, as well as the FBI field office handling the case. You can get surveillance photos, details of the crime, physical descriptions of the suspect, and the FBI’s wanted poster.

The Bank Robbers App for iPhones and Android devices is available free at Apple’s app store or Google Play. It works with the FBI’s BankRobbber.fbi.gov website launched four years ago. The FBI  says that there were 4,091 robberies, burglaries, and larcenies of a variety of financial institutions last year. The mobile app will help the FBI spread the word about robbers it has tagged with unique and sometimes wacky names like the “Bad Rug Bandit,” or “Attila the Bun.” Such colorful names tend to bring public attention to the suspects.

 

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