FBI Sacramento
Public Affairs Specialist Gina Swankie
(916) 977-2285
May 12, 2016

Armed and Dangerous Bank Robber Tied to Several Northern California Bank Robberies

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeks the public’s help to identify an armed and dangerous individual who has robbed several Northern California banks. The subject is described as a young, white male who is in his 20s or 30s and stands approximately 6’0” tall with a slender build.

Individuals with information about this man may call their local FBI office or 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-885-5984). Tips may also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov. If the subject is spotted in the community, the public is urged to call 911 and not approach the individual.

During each of the robberies, the man brandished a black handgun and demanded money from tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money and putting it in a backpack or bag, the suspect left the locations. He has worn a variety of dark-colored clothing but has frequently worn stocking caps. Photos of the suspect are available on the FBI’s Wanted Bank Robber website: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2014-11-14.3622866658.

Thus far, the subject has been linked to eight robberies in small Northern California communities. Most recently, the suspect robbed two banks on Monday, May 9, 2016: Umpqua Bank located at 641 Main Street in Weaverville and Tri Counties Bank located at 9411 Midway in Durham. The unidentified man is also linked to five additional robberies:

  • October 29, 2013, and January 10, 2014: Umpqua Bank located at 3271 Browns Valley Road in Napa
  • February 21, 2014: Westamerica Bank located at 13751 Arnold Drive in Glen Ellen
  • July 28, 2014: American River Bank located at 16395 Buckhorn Ridge in Pioneer
  • October 27, 2014: Bank of Rio Vista located at 14211 River Road in Walnut Grove
  • July 13, 2015: located at 6230 Highway 9 in Felton.

In addition to the FBI, each of the bank robberies are investigated by local police departments serving the communities affected by the robberies. These agencies include the Napa Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Amador County Sheriff’s Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and Trinity County Sheriff’s Department.

Wanted fugitives, bank robberies, and other cases in need additional information from the public are posted for viewing on the FBI Sacramento Division’s Most Wanted page.