FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
February 27, 2018

Financial Institutions Security Task Force Adds to Froggy Robber Reward - Now up to $30,000 Total

The Oregon Financial Institutions Security Task Force (FIST) has added up to $10,000 to the reward being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the “Froggy Robber." This is in addition to a reward of up to $10,000 being offered by the FBI and a reward of up to $10,000 being offered by Wells Fargo.

The FBI believes the Froggy Robber is responsible for up to six bank robberies in Oregon and Southwest Washington since October. In each case, the suspect approached the teller counter, jumped the counter, and robbed the employees at knifepoint.

Those robberies include:

  • October 19, 2017 - Columbia Bank located at 1455 Southeast 1st Avenue in Canby
  • November 27, 2017 - Albina Community Bank located at 2002 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland
  • December 27, 2017 - Wells Fargo Bank located at 8699 SW Main Street in Wilsonville
  • January 11, 2018 - Wells Fargo Bank located at 6785 Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton
  • February 1, 2018 - US Bank located at 52313 Columbia River Highway in Scappoose
  • February 12, 2018 - Wells Fargo Bank located at 1800 Main Street in Vancouver 

Witnesses describe the robber as:

Hispanic man
Age: 20 to mid-30's
Height: 5'3" - 5'5"
Weight: 130 - 160 pounds

The robber should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the suspected robber’s identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip through the online portal at https://www.fbi.gov/tips.

About FIST

FIST is a cooperative effort of banks and credit unions doing business in Oregon, along with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The sole purpose of FIST is to help reduce crimes committed against financial institutions, and by so doing, ensure the safety of staff and customers.

About the Oregon Bankers Association

Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon’s only full-service trade association representing FDIC-insured state and national banks and trust companies doing business in Oregon. More information is available at www.oregonbankers.com.

Note to media: A wanted flyer is available via the FBI’s Unknown Bank Robber website at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2017-10-25.8983125421.

A video compilation is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-C7s8xkqjU.