Turn in AK-47 Bandit and cash in
January 17, 2013
A man carrying a rifle similar to an Ak-47 robbed a bank in Chino in February and shot a police officer, seriously wounding him. The man parlayed his getaway by successfully robbing banks in Vacaville, California, North Bend, Washington and Rexburg, Idaho, all in 2012. He is also suspected of attempting a bank robbery in Sacramento.
Witnesses last saw the AK-47 Bandit on Nov. 7 in Rexburg after he robbed the East Idaho Credit Union. The suspect fled south on South Yellowstone Highway in a dark blue sedan with tinted windows and a red and blue license plate.
He is believed to have a loud, deep voice with no obvious accent. The robber used a ski mask to cover his face.
The FBI is teaming with two banks robbed by the bandit and the city of Chino to offer the $100,000 reward, $50,000 of the reward money comes from the FBI. Both the East Idaho Credit Union and the city of Chino are offering $20,000, and the California Bank & Trust in Chino is offering $10,000.
Chino police, along with the FBI, encourage anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the AK-47 Bandit to call 1-855-9BANDIT.
Law enforcement does not recommend attempting to apprehend the suspect. The Ak-47 Bandit is considered heavily armed and dangerous.