Crime Stoppers Case 12-34 - Bank Robbery by The Hipster Bandit

Crime Stoppers Case 12-34 - Bank Robbery by The Hipster Bandit

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September 06, 2012 10:12


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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a bank robbery in Northeast Portland's Rose City Park Neighborhood.

On Friday August 31, 2012, at 3:17 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Albina Community Bank, located at 5636 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank and presented a demand note. After obtaining an undisclosed sum of money, the suspect fled the area of the bank on foot.

Officers checked the neighborhood for the suspect but did not find anyone matching the description.

The suspect is described as a male white or Asian in his early 30s, 5'7" tall, thin build, dark hair, black cap, tan pants, glasses, carrying a black bag, and "looked like a hipster."

Surveillance photos have been released to assist the public in identifying the suspect.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


Detective Brett Hawkinson

Portland Police Bureau

(503) 823-1080



// This release was updated: Detective Hawkinson's email was listed incorrectly. //

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