FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
October 17, 2014

Public’s Help Needed Identifying Suspected Three-Time Bank Robber

A man suspected in two bank robberies on Thursday, October 16, 2014, is now suspected in a third robbery—this time in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

The Friday, October 17, 2014 robbery occurred at the Wells Fargo Bank branch inside the Safeway store located at 1500 E. Main in Cottage Grove at about 2:45 p.m.

The first robbery on Thursday took place at 10:10 a.m.—also at a Wells Fargo Bank branch located in a Safeway store, but this one was in Salem. That store is located at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.

The second robbery on Thursday took place at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1175 Valley River Drive in Eugene.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for all three robberies. In all cases, he approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money, and left.

Witnesses describe the suspect as:

  • White man
  • Age: Late 30s to mid-40s
  • Height: 6’0” to 6’2”
  • Weight: 200 pounds
  • Build: Medium
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Short stubble, possibly graying

In the first robbery on Thursday, the suspect was wearing a black, zip-up, long-sleeved shirt or jacket with two white stripes and a Michael Jordan logo over the left chest.

In the second robbery, he was wearing a black sweatshirt with red print. In both of these robberies, he was wearing blue tennis shoes and black basketball shorts with a red triangle and white stripes. He was also wearing gold wire-rimmed glasses.

In the third robbery on Friday, the suspect was wearing a dark colored shirt or jacket, light-colored pants, and blue tennis shoes.

Anyone with information as to this person’s identity or location is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 (24 hours a day); the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601; the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222; the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 540-8079; or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.