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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Public’s Help in Identifying the Hoodie Bandit
Believed to be Responsible for Three Bank Robberies in Sonoma County

FBI San Francisco March 20, 2013
  • Julianne H. Sohn (415) 553-7450

The FBI and the Santa Rosa and the Rohnert Park Police Departments are seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial bank robber dubbed the “Hoodie Bandit.”

The Hoodie Bandit is believed to be responsible for three bank robberies, beginning on February 1, 2013, in Sonoma County, California. His latest bank robbery was on February 14, 2013, in Santa Rosa, California. The serial bank bandit is known to use a demand note and has worn a hooded sweatshirt during the robberies. In a robbery on February 1, 2013, at a bank in Santa Rosa, the suspect was seen getting inside a 1990s Jeep Wrangler with faded red paint and a black hard top.

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

  • February 1, 2013—Chase Bank, 1407 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, California
  • February 14, 2013—U.S. Bank, 6340 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park, California
  • February 14, 2013—U.S. Bank, 2300 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, California

Witnessed described the Hoodie Bandit as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 25 to 30
  • Race: White (Hispanic)
  • Height: 5’5” to 5’7” tall
  • Weight: 175 to 200 lbs.
  • Clothing: A grey sweatshirt and black baseball cap
  • Remarks: The suspect may be sporting a black goatee.
  • Vehicle Information: A 1990s Jeep Wrangler with faded red paint and a black hard top

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 Hoodie Bandit