Portland Police Arrest the 'Hammer Pants Bandit' for Multiple Bank Robberies

April 19, 2013 12:15


On April 18, 2013, Portland Police Robbery detectives, along with detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Tigard Police Department, arrested 46-year-old Weston Miner Rogers in connection with several bank robberies in the Portland Metro area.

Rogers was wanted in connection with three bank robberies:

October 29, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 1900 Southwest 5th Avenue in Portland.

February 8, 2013, at the Key Bank branch located at 6620 Southwest Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Washington County.

February 19, 2013, at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 6610 Cardinal Lane in Tigard.

Investigators served a search warrant at Rogers' residence in the 8100 block of Southeast Aspen Summit Drive.

In one of the robberies, Rogers indicated he had an explosive device and in the other two he used a hammer to simulate a firearm.

Rogers was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a Federal hold and will face Federal Bank Robbery charges.


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