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Small-town bank robber sought by Sacramento FBI

Bank robber in Weaverville
Bank robber in Weaverville FBI

A robber targeting banks in small towns is wanted by the FBI.

The robber, who brandishes a black handgun when demanding money from tellers, is wanted in at least seven robberies in Northern California. The FBI said he robbed two banks on Monday: an Umpqua Bank in Weaverville, in Trinity County; and a Tri Counties Bank in Durham, in Butte County.

The FBI said he also held up the American River Bank in Pioneer, in Amador County, on July 28, 2014, and the Bank of Rio Vista in Walnut Grove, in Sacramento County, on Oct. 27, 2014. Other banks held up by the man were in Napa, Glen Ellen and Felton, the FBI said.

The robber is described as a slender white man, in his 20s or 30s, about 6 feet tall. When he gets cash from a teller, he typically stuffs the money in a backpack or bag, according to a news release from the Sacramento office of the FBI.

Usually dressed in dark clothing, the robber has frequently worn stocking caps.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews