FBI Seattle
Public Affairs Specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams
(206) 622-0460
November 7, 2014

The Roscoe Bandit Robs Two More Banks, Spread Widely Across Washington State

The Roscoe Bandit has allegedly robbed again, this time at a bank in Olympia and—a week later—at a bank in Spokane. There are now four bank robberies attributed to this bandit:

  • Monday, July 28, 2014—HomeStreet Bank on East Broadway, Seattle, Washington
  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014—Wells Fargo Bank on Third Avenue, Seattle, Washington
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014—Timberland Bank on Washington Street SE, Olympia, Washington
  • Friday, November 7, 2014—Numerica Credit Union on W. Riverside Avenue, Spokane, Washington

The subject may be a light-complexioned black male in his late 30s, around 6’0” tall. During the robberies, he’s worn a baseball cap and sunglasses. The robber appears to be armed with a handgun. The apparently long-barreled revolver led investigators to give the bandit a nickname based on an early 19th century nickname for a handgun.

For photos of the robber, please view his Wanted poster.

Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspected robber should refrain from approaching him and is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.

Tips can be provided anonymously to Crime Check in the Spokane area at (509) 456-2233, or to the FBI in Washington state at (206) 622-0460.

In addition, callers to Crime Stoppers in the Seattle area, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), are eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information given leads to an arrest and charge of the person(s) involved.

The FBI is working with the Olympia Police Department and the Spokane Police Department to identify and locate this individual.

FBI resources devoted to this investigation include members of the Seattle Safe Streets Task Force (SSSTF) and the Spokane Resident Agency. The SSSTF includes members from the FBI, Bellevue Police Department, Auburn Police Department, King County Sheriff’s Office, and Seattle Police Department.

- View Wanted Poster