Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Detectives Ask For Public’s Help In Identifying Skateboarding Bandit

Detectives assigned to the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force (SVCTF), which is comprised of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Robbery detectives and Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents, are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect responsible for two recent local bank robberies.

On Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 9:20 a.m. the suspect robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 9407 Madison Avenue. Shortly after 10:00 a.m., on the same day, he also robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 2010 Gold River Drive. During both robberies the suspect gave the bank tellers notes demanding money and indicating he had a gun. In both instances the tellers gave the suspect money and he fled. After the second robbery a witness reported seeing the suspect fleeing on a skateboard.

The suspect’s image was captured by bank surveillance cameras during both robberies. He is described as an Asian male, 20 to 30 years old, 5’5” to 5’8” tall, and weighing between 135 and145 pounds. He has collar-length black hair and was wearing glasses, a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, a black tee shirt, a black beanie with a brim, and black cotton gloves with the fingers cut off at the knuckles.

Anyone with information regarding these robberies, or the suspect’s identity, is urged to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.

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