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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Bank Robberies

FBI Oklahoma City July 18, 2013
  • Special Agent Rick Rains (405) 290-3687

OKLAHOMA CITY—James E. Finch, Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, requests the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in two recent bank robberies.

At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday July 15, 2013, the subject entered the Bank of Oklahoma at 11300 N. May Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and verbally demanded money from a teller. The teller complied and gave the subject an undisclosed amount of money. The subject displayed a semi-automatic pistol prior to leaving the bank.

At approximately 2:50 p.m. on May 13, 2013, what is believed to be the same subject robbed the same Bank of Oklahoma at 11300 N. May Avenue. In this robbery, the subject demanded money from a teller and stated that he had a weapon, although none was seen. The teller complied with the demand, and the subject departed the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured in either robbery. In both robberies, the subject was seen departing on foot headed east from the bank. In the most recent robbery, a witness observed the subject run to the east and climb a fence into the adjacent condominium complex.

Surveillance photos (seen at the end of this release) and witness descriptions depict the subject as a black male, late 20s or early 30s, 6’2”- 6’5” tall, 300 lbs., with a large build. In the first robbery, the subject wore a tan sweater over a light-colored shirt, tan pants, white rubber gloves, and a light blue surgical cap. The subject was wearing sunglasses and appeared to have makeup on his face. In the most recent robbery, the subject wore a long sleeved shirt, which was white with green sleeves. The shirt had a green square on the front with the letters “P N” in white. He was wearing a straw brimmed hat with a multi-colored band, black curly wig, fake beard, sunglasses, and dark gloves. The subject also had a dark-colored backpack.

The robbery is being investigated by the FBI and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Even though the subject wore disguises in both robberies, it is believed someone may recognize the individual in the photographs or may have noticed unusual behavior from someone fitting the subject’s description.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery should contact the FBI at (405) 290-7770 (24-hour number). You may remain anonymous. The Oklahoma Banker’s Association offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and/or conviction of anyone robbing a member bank.