FBI San Francisco
Public Affairs Specialist Prentice Danner
(415) 558-2511
October 14, 2015

FBI Announces Reward for the Droopy Face Bandit

The FBI is announcing a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a serial bank robber dubbed the “Droopy Face Bandit.”

The suspect was given the moniker Droopy Face Bandit because of descriptions of his droopy cheeks.

He is believed to be responsible for as many as ten robberies in San Francisco dating back to 2007. The most recent robberies occurred last month. One on September 16th at the East West Bank on 498 Clement Street and another on September 8th at the East West Bank on 900 Kerny Street.

FBI investigators believe the Droopy Face Bandit also committed two robberies in 2009 and six robberies in 2007.

He appears to be targeting banks in predominantly Asian neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, including Chinatown and the Clement Street area.

In each case, he has used a note to demand money from the tellers and has led them to believe that he possessed a weapon.

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information that leads to the apprehension and prosecution of this robber.

The FBI is asking anyone with information about his identity or whereabouts to come forward and contact the San Francisco FBI Office at: (415) 553-7400.

Robbery dates and locations:

September 16, 2015 East West Bank 498 Clement Street
September 8, 2015 East West Bank 900 Kearny Street
October 18, 2009 United Commercial Bank 498 Clement Street
September 8, 2009 First Bank 1143 Grant Avenue
October 31, 2007 Wells Fargo 1160 Grant Avenue
October 11, 2007 First Bank 1143 Grant Avenue
July 28, 2007 United Commercial Bank 1066 Grant Avenue
July 27, 2007 Citibank 1000 Grant Avenue
July 2, 2007 Bank of America 701 Grant Avenue
June 13, 2007 United Commercial Bank 743 Washington