The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of an armed and dangerous person “Khaki Bandit” who is responsible for at least 13 banks robberies in Northern California since 2013.
The suspect is described as a white male who is in his 20’s or 30’s and stands approximately 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall with a slender build and dark hair. To date, the alleged suspect has been linked to the following robberies in rural Northern California communities:
October. 29, 2013 – Umpqua Bank located at 3271 Browns Valley Road in Napa.
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 26395 Buckhorn Ridge in Pioneer
October. 27, 2014 – Bank of Rio Vista located at 14211 River Road in Walnut Grove
July 13, 2015 – Liberty Bank located at 6230 Highway 9 in Felton
May 9, 2016 – Umpqua Bank, 641 Main Street in Weaverville
May 9, 2016 – Tri-Counties Bank in Durham
October. 13, 2016 – Umpqua Bank located at 540 Amanda Street in Arbuckle.
During each of the robberies, the man brandished a black handgun and demanded cash from the bank tellers. After receiving an undisclosed amount and putting money in the backpack or messenger-style bag then the suspect left the locations.
During the commission of most of the bank robberies, the “Khaki Bandit” has worn dark-colored clothing and a hat (frequently a knit cap). During robberies in Weaverville and Durham on May 9, 2016, he wore wrap-around and sport-style sunglasses. During the Arbuckle bank robbery, the suspect wore a black, long-sleeved shirt, brown pants, and black shoes. The bandit also wore a U.S. Air Force baseball cap with USAF on the back and black sunglasses.
If you have any information in regards this person, please contact FBI’s Sacramento at (916) 746-7000 or San Francisco at (415) 553-7400 or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit an anonymous tip online.