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Wanted by the FBI: The AK-47 Bandit

The FBI needs your help to identify a fugitive who shot a police officer with an AK-47-style assault rifle after he allegedly robbed a California bank.

 
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Video Podcast: Seeking the AK-47 Bandit

The FBI needs your help to identify a fugitive who shot a police officer with an AK-47-style assault rifle after he allegedly robbed a California bank.

On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the California Bank & Trust in Chino, California was robbed by an unknown white male. The suspect was armed with an AK-47-style assault rifle with a drum magazine. Following the robbery, a police officer patrolling the area came upon the bank robbery suspect who was fleeing the bank. The suspect fired upon the officer and seriously wounded him.

Prior to the bank robbery, a threat was called into the 911 dispatch center from a pay phone in the general vicinity of the bank by a male caller. Investigators believe the suspect employed a diversionary tactic in an attempt to delay officers responding to the bank robbery. The suspect was seen leaving the scene in a vehicle described as a late-model, dark gray, four-door Nissan Maxima with chrome trim and tinted windows.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the above crimes.

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Mar 30, 2012 11:00 AM