Portland Police Seek Public's Help Identifying the 'Bad Tan Bandit' Bank Robbery Suspect

May 15, 2013 17:00


Today, Wednesday May 15, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a bank robbery at the Bank of the West branch located at 8135 Southeast Division Street.

Officers arrived and contacted the bank and learned that the suspect demanded money and was given a dye pack as part of an undisclosed amount of money. The dye pack exploded and the suspect is believed to have red ink on his body and clothing.

The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years old, 5'6" tall, thin build, short blonde or light brown hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect also had an orange band aid on his nose and appears to have an artificial tan color to his skin.

Anyone seeing this suspect is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information about the suspect or the robbery is asked to contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080 or Brett.Hawkinson@PortlandOregon.gov


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