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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Help in Identifying the Button Down Bandit
Believed to be Responsible for Two Bank Robberies in the East Bay

FBI San Francisco March 22, 2013
  • Julianne H. Sohn (415) 553-7450

The FBI and the Pleasanton and Walnut Creek Police Departments are seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial bank robber dubbed the “Button Down Bandit.”

The Button Down Bandit is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies this past month. His latest bank robbery was on March 12, 2013, in Pleasanton, California. The serial bank bandit presents a demand note and verbally demands money. The suspect wears a button-down, long-sleeved shirt.

The Button Down Bandit is believed to be connected to the following bank robberies:

  • March 6, 2013—Chase Bank, 1510 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, California
  • March 12, 2013—Wells Fargo Bank, 4767 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, California

Witnessed described the Button Down Bandit as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 30 to 35
  • Race: Black
  • Height: 5’10” to 6’0” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: A white, button-down, collared long-sleeved shirt; dark gray dress slacks; and black dress shoes.
  • Remarks: The suspect was also described as having a scruffy beard and goatee and was wearing dark sunglasses.

 

The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 415-553-7400 in the San Francisco area. All calls are confidential.

Members of the media should call Public Affairs Specialist Julianne Sohn at 415-553-7450.

- FBI Wanted poster for the Button Down Bandit