The man believed to be a serial bank robber known as the Bucket List Bandit -- because he told tellers he had only months to live -- was arrested this week in Oklahoma.
Michael Eugene Brewster, 54, of Pensacola, Fla., was pulled over Thursday on a traffic stop in the small town of Roland near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border; he's suspected of robbing a bank in Erie, Pa., three days earlier.
A tipster helped agents identify Brewster before the stop, Special Agent Rick Rains of the FBI’s Oklahoma City office told the Los Angeles Times. A warrant for his arrest had been issued in the Pennsylvania robbery.
Brewster is suspected of having robbed as many as 10 banks in nine states, according to an FBI news release. The string of robberies began in June in Arvada, Colo. Ultimately, they came to include heists in Flagstaff, Ariz.; Pocatello, Idaho; Roy, Utah, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Bloomington, Ill.; and Columbia and O'Fallon, Mo.