December 6, 2012 |
Serial bank robbers - or crooks who commit three or more heists - don't make off with just cash. They also sometimes get a nickname from the FBI. Special Agent Ross Rice of Chicago's FBI field office is in charge of coming up with the monikers for the repeat offenders. He said there isn't a science to it. Rather, the designations have a two-fold purpose: make the name stick in the media and public's mind, and make the criminals easily identifiable to the law enforcement officials working on the case.