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Serial Bank Robber Photos Released by Chino and Vacaville Police


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Update: According to police this suspect, known as the “AK-47 Bandit” has been identified as the person that recently robbed a bank in Nebraska. The FBI reports that this same suspect has also committed robberies in Vacaville, Northbend, Washington; Rexburg, Idaho; Nebraska City, Nebraska, and attempted to rob a bank in Sacramento.

The Original News Release

The Chino and Vacaville police departments are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in these photos. According to Detective Chuck Dominquez, on February 29th, 2012 at about 11:00 am, this suspect allegedly robbed the California Bank and Trust in Chino. As the suspect left the bank, a Chino police officer in a marked unit pulled into the parking lot. The suspect immediately opened fire upon the officer striking him. The suspect fled in the below pictured vehicle.

On March 9th, 2012, at approximately 9:45 am, the suspect pulled up to the rear of Tri Cities Bank in Sacramento and attempted to enter the employee-only entrance of the business which are kept locked during business hours. He was wearing a mask and a green mesh vest with SHERIFF on the back.  He was denied entry and fled eastbound in the vehicle.

On March 12th, at 4:50 pm, the suspect robbed the Bank of the West in Vacaville. The suspect was wearing the same green mesh vest with SHERIFF on the back as in the Sacramento robbery. He was seen by witnesses getting into a dark grey Nissan Maxima which matched the vehicle seen in the Chino robbery.

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 suspect or have any information that can help solve these crimes.

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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  • To bad California doesn’t allow the citizens to protect themselves. If the residents of California were allowed to open carry and concealed carry then criminals like these would have to find some serious courage to commit these crimes. Imagine if 2 or three of the customers in that bank had CC’s and when this criminal turned his back they would have saved CA taxpayers so much fear and anguish thru this. But hey, police will keep an eye out for this guy so CA is good to go right?!

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