Fugitives Violent Crime

Cotton Ball Bandit Man Suspected of Robbing Seven Banks in the Marin County


ID #13-313

“Cotton Ball Bandit.” The middle-aged white man is suspected of robbing seven banks in the Marin County since December 12. He has worn a brown, knit beanie with earflaps and a “cotton ball” on top during the heists, FBI spokeswoman Julianne Sohn said.

He has also been seen wearing a black raincoat, black leather gloves and eyeglasses. In the robberies, the suspect enters a bank and gives a teller a demand note, then flees with the cash. The most recent robbery was of a Redwood Credit Union in San Rafael on Sept. 4.

He also is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank and Chase Bank in Corte Madera, a Citibank and Union Bank in Mill Valley and a Union Bank and Chase Bank in Greenbrae. The suspect is described as being between 40 and 50 years old, 6 feet tall with a medium build, and having blond hair and scruffy facial hair, Sohn said. The FBI has released photos of the suspected robber.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.

Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.

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