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FBI Offers $1,000 Reward in Search for Armed Serial Bank Robber

FBI Portland October 17, 2013
  • Beth Anne Steele (503) 460-8099

The Oregon Financial Institutions Security Task Force (FIST) is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for two violent bank robberies in Springfield and Tualatin, Oregon.

On Tuesday, October 8, 2013, a man walked into the U.S. Bank branch located at 1620 Mohawk Boulevard in Springfield, Oregon. He appeared to be holding a long gun wrapped in a blanket. He approached the tellers' desk, demanded cash, received cash, and left on foot.

The man involved in the October 8th robbery is believed to be the same person involved in a similar robbery on September 5, 2013, at a Bank of the West branch in Tualatin. Investigators believe the suspect wore the same hooded jacket in both robberies, and the physical descriptions are almost identical. For more information from the Tualatin Police Department on the earlier robbery, please refer to: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/police/tualatin-police-looking-bank-robbery-suspect

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

  • White man
  • Age: 35 to 50 years old
  • Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
  • Weight: 210 pounds
  • Clothing: Green and white plaid jacket with a gray hood and mirrored sunglasses

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Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to call the FBI, the Springfield Police Department, or the Tualatin Police Department.

  • FBI Portland: (503) 224-4181
  • FBI Eugene: (541) 343-5222
  • Springfield Police: (541) 726-3714
  • Tualatin Police: (503) 691-0285

The Financial Institution Security Task Force (FIST) is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of FIST is to help reduce crimes committed against financial institutions in the state of Oregon.