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Authorities nab "Ray-Bandit" in Chicago; allegedly robbed 2 banks in Wisconsin

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CHICAGO (WTAQ) - A man accused of robbing 17 banks in Wisconsin and six other states while wearing distinctive Ray-Ban sunglasses is in jail in Chicago.

Jeremy Evans is charged with one count of bank robbery, so far at least.

Evans was called the “Ray-Bandit” because of the shades worn during his alleged holdups.

The FBI said he got away with over $75,000 in robbing banks in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Virginia, and California. He was arrested last week in a car that was said to be used during a bank robbery just moments before, in the Chicago suburb of Elgin.

Evans is being jailed without bond for now.

Authorities said the robbery spree began last July 30th at the Community State Bank at Salem in Kenosha County – and his victims also included the First National Bank and Trust in Janesville. 

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