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FBI seeks man linked to three Placer County bank robberies

A surveillance photo shows a man sought in connection with three Placer County bank robberies.
A surveillance photo shows a man sought in connection with three Placer County bank robberies. Surveillance photo provided by FBI

The FBI is seeking information that would help identify a man who has been linked to three Placer County bank robberies.

Upon entering the banks, the man presented tellers with a note demanding money and threatened that he had a weapon, according to an FBI news release.

The man is described as white, 40 to 50 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-3 in height, weighing 230 to 250 pounds with blue eyes and gray or blond hair.

The first of the three robberies occurred Aug. 13 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 8475 Auburn-Folsom Road in Granite Bay. At the time of the robbery, the man wore a brown fishing-style hat and an orange Home Depot apron with brown clothing underneath.

The second robbery occurred Nov. 17 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 2173 Sunset Blvd. in Rocklin. That time, the man wore a black ball cap with a white-lettered logo, a black zip-front jacket with white lettering on the left breast, baggy khaki cargo pants and neutral Converse-style sneakers. He also carried a black, messenger bag-style backpack slung across his body and had close-cropped or shaved hair.

The most recent robbery occurred March 17 at the U.S. Bank inside the Safeway store at 9045 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. in Roseville. This time the robber wore a baseball cap with a dark front panel and bill and white mesh sides and back. He also wore camouflage cargo pants and a short-sleeved, white and gray three-quarter zip shirt with a gray, long-sleeved shirt underneath.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Rocklin and Roseville police departments are investigating the robberies.

Information regarding the case may be reported to the local law enforcement agencies or the FBI’s Sacramento field office at 916-481-9110. Tips also may be submitted via the FBI’s website, tips.fbi.gov.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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