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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 bank.


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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 bank.

This bank robber poses a significant threat.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau and this is Wanted by the FBI. The following is a threatening 9-1-1 call to the Chino, California Police Department prior to the robbery.

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 emergency, what are you reporting?

Caller: I have a bomb ... this is not a drill, you hear me?

Supervisory Special Agent Don Roberts says the call was a diversionary tactic so the man could rob the California Bank and Trust back on February 29. After getting away with cash he came by a police officer patrolling the area.

The unknown bank robber immediately started firing into the police car.

The suspect is linked to another robbery in Vacaville and an attempted robbery in Sacramento earlier this month.  He used a Nissan Maxima as his get-away car.

A reward of up to $20,000 is available for information leading to the man’s arrest. To report a tip, call your local FBI office. For surveillance photos visit fbi.gov.