FBI hunts bank robber in wig, fake beard
The FBI and San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a costumed man believed to be responsible for robberies at six banks and a foreign money exchange kiosk in San Francisco over the past three months.
During the robberies, the man wore a fake mustache, a dark-colored fedora hat, a black trench coat and at times, a fake beard, according to FBI officials. Investigators with the SFPD and FBI believe the man may be Caucasian, possibly in his 30s or 40s and between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall.
According to investigators, the suspect has a very thin build and very pale skin. The man is suspected of carrying out robberies at a Chase Bank near the city’s Fisherman’s Wharf area in October and at a Citibank in Pacific Heights in November. He is also suspected of robbing a Union Bank in the Japantown area and a Chase Bank in Pacific Heights during December.
On Jan. 12, the man is suspected of robbing both a Bank of the West and a Citibank in the Richmond District. He is also suspected of robbing a Travelex Worldwide Money currency exchange kiosk in the Castro District on Jan. 14, according to FBI officials.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect or with information about the pictured individual is urged to contact the FBI. In the San Francisco area, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at (415) 553-7400. All calls are confidential, according to FBI officials. Tips can also be submitted online via the website: tips.fbi.gov.