Home San Francisco Press Releases 2013 “High Jumper” Bandits Rob Fifth Bank

“High Jumper” Bandits Rob Fifth Bank
Reward Offered for Three Subjects Suspected in Violent, Takeover-Style Robberies

FBI San Francisco August 05, 2013
  • San Francisco Media Office (415) 553-7450

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The FBI’s San Francisco Field Office, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, and San Francisco Police Department continue to seek the public’s help in identifying a crew of three suspects who are believed to have robbed five banks to date.

The FBI is offering a reward in exchange for information provided to law enforcement that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals who have been connected to the following bank robberies in Millbrae and San Francisco:

  • August 1, 2013 – First Republic Bank, 6001 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
  • June 6, 2013 – Bank of America, 1007 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA
  • June 3, 2013 – Cathay Bank, 1095 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA
  • June 3, 2013 – Metropolitan Bank, 1351 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
  • April 19, 2013 – Wells Fargo Bank, 725 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA

Witnesses describe the suspects as three black males, approximately 20-35 years in age, slim to medium builds, wearing thick jackets, gloves, and clothing that would mask their heads and faces. One of the suspects is between 5’8” and 5’10” tall and the other two are between 6’0” and 6’2” tall.

During each robbery, the suspects held bank employees and customers against their will and took money from customer service stations. Witnesses saw one handgun displayed during the August 1, June 3, and June 6 robberies and multiple handguns displayed during the April 19 robbery.

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspects is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 415-553-7400 in the San Francisco area. All calls are confidential. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

This investigation is being conducted by FBI San Francisco agents, San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies, and San Francisco Police inspectors.

Members of the media should call FBI Public Affairs Specialist Peter Lee at 415-553-7450.

June 6, 2013 – Bank of America, 1007 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA

    

June 3, 2013 – Cathay Bank, 1095 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA

  

April 19, 2013 – Wells Fargo Bank, 725 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA