Sonora, CA – Today the FBI issued more details regarding the “Khaki Bandit,” a serial bank robber who is thought to be the perpetrator of Tuesday’s robbery of Groveland’s Yosemite Bank.
Along with reiterating that the agency is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, who it describes as armed and dangerous, it lists several rural Northern California banks he is thought to have successfully robbed over the past four years. They are:
Oct. 29, 2013; Umpqua Bank located at 3271 Browns Valley Road in Napa
Jan. 10, 2014; Umpqua Bank located at 3271 Browns Valley Road in Napa
Feb. 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
Oct. 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
September 13, 2016, Umpqua Bank, 3271 Browns Valley Road, Napa
Oct. 13, 2016, Umpqua Bank located at 540 Amanda Street in Arbuckle
February 14, 2017; Chase Bank located a 2977 Woodside Road in Woodside
May 9, 2017; El Dorado Savings located at 10612 Combi Road in Auburn
June 15, 2017; Westamerica Bank located at 39225 S. Highway in Guala
December 5, 2017; Yosemite Bank located at 18580 Main Street in Groveland.
As reported here, during each of the robberies, he brandished a black handgun and demanded money from tellers then fled after receiving and stashing it in a backpack or bag. He has been captured on surveillance footage wearing a variety of dark-colored clothing and often worn stocking or ball caps. To view more FBI photos, click here.
The FBI has provided an updated description, as follows: he is a white male in his 20’s or 30’s; approximately 5’8” to 6’ tall with a slender build and dark hair. At the time of the robberies, the subject has frequently worn khaki pants – hence his FBI nickname – and long-sleeved, zip-front shirts and jackets along with a hat and black glasses.
In addition to the FBI, each of the bank robberies is being investigated by local police departments serving the communities affected by the robberies. Among these agencies, which now include the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, are the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department, Napa Police Department, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Amador County Sheriff’s Office, Plumas County Sheriff’s Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and Trinity County Sheriff’s Department.
As reported here, anyone who might spot or have information about this suspect should contact the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and/or dial 911, or get in touch with the FBI, which indicates that tips may also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.