FBI asking for help locating serial bank robber

Courtesy FBI

Courtesy FBI

The FBI is asking for help finding a man who may have robbed two and possibly more banks in the last 60 days in the Bay Area, including in San Francisco.

In the latest heist, the suspect robbed Provident Credit Union at 2727 South El Camino Real in San Mateo at 9:45 a.m. May 12 by taking over the bank while flashing a black revolver.

The amount of money taken was not disclosed.

Federal officials also believe the same man robbed the First Republic Bank at 2001 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco April 22.

Federal authorities are describing the suspect as a skinny white or Hispanic man, in his early 30s and about 6 feet tall.

The suspect was wearing tan makeup, a dark wig that made him look like he had long hair, a fake beard and brown jacket.

The FBI is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is being asked to call the nearest FBI office. In the San Francisco area, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at (415) 553-7400.

All tips are confidential. Tips can also be made to tips.fbi.gov.


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