FBI: Costumed ‘Shaky Bandit’ arrested after Naples bank robbery

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NAPLES, Fla. A Wells Fargo bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon on Tamiami Trail East, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

The robbery took place at around 5 p.m. at the bank on 12604 Tamiami Trail East, deputies said.

CCSO deputies, Florida Highway Patrol troopers and FBI agents located a car identified as a possible getaway car used in the robbery, according to FBI Miami special agent Michael D. Leverock. The car eventually crashed on Interstate 75 near mile marker 91 following a car chase.

Brandon Vendetti, 22, of Weston, believed to be known as the “shaky bandit” surrendered shortly after the crash, Leverock said. Another person in the car was also arrested and placed into state custody.

Vendetti earned the name the “shaky bandit” because his hands shook during robberies, according to the Associated Press. Authorities believe the first robbery was Sept. 27 in Oakland Park.

Authorities also say Vendetti, who is accused of robbing about a dozen banks in Florida over the past three weeks, wore different costumes including a surgeon, a hunter and a construction worker, the Associated Press said.

Vendetti faces bank robbery charges and is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday in Fort Myers, Leverock said.

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