Highway 101 bandit may have struck again in Fairfield bank robbery

The Highway 101 Bandit may have struck again this afternoon, robbing a Bank of the West in Fairfield, an FBI spokesman said.

This time, however, the bank he robbed at 1300 Oliver Road is near Interstate Highway 80 and not U.S. Highway 101.

The suspect is believed to have been responsible for 16 robberies in cities and towns along Highway 101 from San Diego to Petaluma. He reportedly robbed a credit union in Menlo Park on Monday as well as banks in Corte Madera, Palo Alto, Campbell, Burlingame, San Jose and Belmont.

FBI spokesman Joseph Schadler said Fairfield police reported today's heist at 12:49 p.m.

“It just goes to show that monikers, like analogies, only go so far,” Schadler said in reference to the thief robbing a bank away from Highway 101.

Police are referring all calls to the FBI.

— Bay City News

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