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FBI on the lookout for ‘Hefty Heister’ who robbed Elk Grove bank

Man wanted in Hefty Heister robberies
Man wanted in Hefty Heister robberies FBI

The FBI is looking for a man they dubbed the “Hefty Heister” who has held up eight banks, including one in Elk Grove earlier this week.

The heavily built stickup man is considered armed and dangerous. He aimed a black semi-automatic pistol at a teller in a Brentwood, Contra Costa County, bank on Dec. 21.

The man has hit banks in seven Northern California cities since Dec. 3. He held up the Bank of Rio Vista in Walnut Grove on Dec. 31 and the US Bank inside the Safeway supermarket Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the robber held up the Tri Counties bank inside the Raley’s supermarket, 4900 Elk Grove Boulevard. He typically presents the teller with a note demanding money and threatens that he has a weapon.

He is described as about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 40 years old. He wears baggy clothes, tan work boots or shabby athletic shoes, and a ring on his left hand.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews