Bank heist suspect may be serial robber

SACRAMENTO — A Monday morning bank robbery in downtown Sacramento has local police and federal investigators searching for what may be a serial bank robber believed to have hit other banks in the Northern California and Washington state area.
The suspect, an image of whom was captured on bank surveillance, walked into the Wells Fargo Bank at 9:39 a.m. and asked to speak to a bank manager, according to a release from the Sacramento Police Department. During the suspect’s conversation with the bank manager, the suspect made a threat and indicated he had a weapon, said Officer Konrad von Schoech of the Sacramento Police Department. The bank manager then handed over what police called a large sum of cash.
“All I can say is that it was in the thousands,” von Schoech said, citing “investigatory reasons” for not disclosing more.
Von Schoech did say the FBI is investigating other bank robberies in Northern California and Washington state the bureau believes were committed by the same suspect.
Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s. He is about 6-feet tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has short dark hair and a bleached goatee that was described as appearing fake. At the time of the robbery, the suspect wore a white or tan hat with a logo on the front, a blue and white plaid short-sleeve button-up shirt, blue jeans and brown cowboy boots.
Anyone with information pertaining to this crime or the suspect is asked to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter “SACTIP” followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Bank surveillance captured the first images of the man believed to be responsible for multiple bank robberies.


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