FBI Looking for ‘AK-47 Bandit;’ Linked to Bank Robberies Across 3 States

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Surveillance photos of the suspect and his possible getaway car. (Courtesy FBI)

The FBI has posted a $100,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of the so-called AK-47 bandit.

Authorities note that the suspect has robbed banks across California. He is also being linked to a bank robbery in Washington and Idaho. He gets his name from how he has used an AK-47 looking gun in many of his robberies.

During one bank robbery in Chino back on Feb. 29, the suspect is said to have shot a responding police officer. The officer was seriously wounded.

Other bank robberies the suspect is being linked to include:

-Mach 9, 2012, at the Tri Counties Bank along Challenge Way in Sacramento.

-March 12, 2012, at the Bank of the West along Helen Power Drive in Vacaville.

-July 6, 2012, at the Chase Bank along Mt. Si Boulevard in North Bend, Washington.

-November 7, 2012 at the East Idaho Credit Union in Rexburg, Idaho.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call investigators at a special number created for the case- 1-855-9-BANDIT. Tipsters can also send an email to bandit@chinopd.org.

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