SALINAS, Calif. —FBI agents are asking for the public’s help to solve several high-profile bank robberies that happened over the past year, including robberies in Felton, Greenfield, and Salinas.
The FBI released new surveillance images during a Wednesday press conference to spotlight six unsolved bank robberies.
FELTON – The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrests and prosecutions of an individual who is responsible for a takeover bank robbery in Felton. The robbery happened on July 13, 2015 at the Liberty Bank at 6230 Highway 9. A white man, approximately 6 feet tall and likely left-handed, entered the bank and threatened employees and customers with a handgun. He forced hostages into a vault. He wore sunglasses, a white dress shirt and white hat. He also carried a large backpack which he used to carry the stolen money.
SAN FRANCISCO – The “Droopy Face Bandit” is believed to be responsible for as many as 10 robberies in San Francisco dating back to 2007. He appears to be targeting banks in predominantly Asian neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, including Chinatown and the Clement Street area.
GREENFIELD – The FBI is also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrests and prosecutions of any or all of the individuals who are responsible for a takeover bank robbery in Greenfield. The robbery happened on June 12, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 560 Walnut Avenue. Three armed, masked robbers entered the bank and threatened employees and customers. A fourth suspect remained in a getaway vehicle, which was described as a green van.
SALINAS – The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrests and prosecutions of any or all of the individuals who are responsible for a violent bank robbery in Salinas. This robbery happened on the evening of November 9, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 1903 Natividad Road. Three men burst into the bank and violently took customers and employees hostage and threatened their lives. The men were armed and reported to be Hispanic. They were wearing hooded sweatshirts, bright yellow construction safety vests, tinted glasses and painter’s masks.
CAMPBELL – The FBI is seeking information about the identities of two men who robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Campbell. The robbery happened on November 21, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 1790 South Bascom Avenue. Two male suspects armed with guns entered the bank and demanded everyone get on the floor. The suspects wore black hooded sweatshirts and masks covering their nose and mouth. One of the suspects forced bank employees to open the vault. Money from the vault was placed into a black bag and what was described as a blue re-useable grocery bag. The suspects fled to a waiting white Volkswagen Jetta, which was occupied by 1-2 more suspects. The VW was later found abandoned on Kuehnis Drive (the street directly behind the bank). Witnesses saw the suspects get out of the VW and get into a green pickup truck. The green truck was later located a short distance away on Phantom Avenue. Both vehicles were stolen.
EL CERRITO – A man robbed a US Bank located in the Safeway store on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito. It happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. on December 28, 2015. He wore sunglasses, a baseball hat, a gray puff jacket, and a slight beard (which was possibly fake). He passed a teller a note that demanded money and threatened that he had a gun.
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