Crime Stoppers Case #12-34 'The Hipster Bandit'

October 24, 2012 15:30

  

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The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying "The Hipster Bandit," who is responsible for two bank robberies in Northeast Portland.

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.

The suspect was described to police 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."

On Friday October 19, 2012, at 3:20 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to North Precinct responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Key Bank branch located at 3839 Northeast Broadway.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted the bank. Police learned that the suspect entered the bank and demanded money after implying a weapon to the teller. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the area on foot.

The suspect was described to police as a white male in his 20s, 5'8" tall, average build, wearing a dark ski hat, glasses, dark clothes, carrying a messenger bag.

Surveillance photos from both robberies have been released by investigators 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 www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, 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 http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

Crime Stoppers Coordinator:

Sgt. Pete Simpson

Portland Police Bureau

(503) 823-0830

Peter.Simpson@PortlandOregon.gov

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