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The armed bank robber is now linked to four bank robberies in three states, the most recent of which occurred in Idaho on November 7, 2012. He robbed a North Bend, WA, bank on July 6th, 2012.
Following the initial robbery that occurred in Chino, California, on February 29, 2012, the suspect shot a police officer with the Chino Police Department, seriously wounding him. In each robbery, the suspect brandishes an AK-47–style assault rifle with a drum magazine. The suspect is seen in bank surveillance video and photographs dressed in tactical gear over a dark-colored, short-sleeve collared shirt and blue pants. He also wears a black full-face ski mask, a blue ballistic vest and/or a green mesh vest marked “Sheriff.”
The following materials provide details that may enable your audience to help identify the subject:
· FBI Los Angeles-Chino Police Department press release, with additional details about the North Bend robbery (attached);
· The FBI’s wanted flier, at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2012-12-07.3681698452;
· Photos (following email);
· Vehicle and clothing details, and additional photos (attached “Summary”);
· Webcam image of one of nine digital billboards between Kent and Everett, WA, being utilized to solicit tips (attached); For this investigation, Clear Channel Outdoor donated billboard space at dozens of locations across Washington, California, and Idaho;
· Audio file of a 911 call that investigators believe the AK-47 Bandit placed on the day of the Chino bank robbery, attempting to divert law enforcement to a different location (following email);
· Surveillance video of the North Bend robbery, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&list=ULxsD5dfozWsM&v=xsD5dfozWsM
· The FBI’s downloadable 3/30/2012 Podcast on the AK-47 Bandit, at http://www.fbi.gov/news/news_blog/wanted-by-the-fbi-the-ak-47-bandit
· More information on http://www.chinopd.org
Anyone with information that can help identify this individual is asked to call King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and are eligible to receive an additional cash reward of $1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved. (To be eligible for the Crime Stoppers reward, a person must provide the information through Crime Stoppers.)
Felony crimes callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $ 1000.00 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved in a felony crime.
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Thanks! Myrle Carner and Elizabeth Allen- Director of Law Enforcement Services
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