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FBI seeking McKinleyville bank robber
From the U.S. Department Of Justice:
FBI Seeking “Aviator Sunglasses” Bank Robber Bandit
SAN FRANCISCO – The FBI’s San Francisco Field Office and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed a bank in McKinleyville, Calif.
On June 27, 2013 at approximately 10 a.m., the bandit entered the Bank of America at 2000 Central Avenue in McKinleyville. During the robbery, the suspect brandished a handgun, approached the teller counter, made a verbal demand for money and jumped over the counter to place the stolen money in a white trash bag.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5'9” and 170 pounds with a thin build and a mustache. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood covering his head, dark “aviator”-style sunglasses, a white bandana covering his face, gray gloves, gray sweat pants and black athletic shoes with white trim. Witnesses reported seeing a white sports utility vehicle, possibly a Cadillac Escalade or Nissan Xterra, fleeing the scene after the robbery.
The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 415-553-7400 in the San Francisco area. Tips should be submitted to the FBI San Francisco, Fortuna Resident Agency at 707-725-6141. All calls are confidential. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.
This investigation is being conducted jointly by FBI San Francisco agents and Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office detectives.