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FBI: Suspected bank robber noted for varying wardrobe

Authorities say a man suspected of robbing three banks, in Roseville and Fair Oaks, appears to have made and effort to alter his appearance for each occasion.
Authorities say a man suspected of robbing three banks, in Roseville and Fair Oaks, appears to have made and effort to alter his appearance for each occasion. Surveillance photo provided by FBI

A man who dressed like a construction worker during a Roseville bank robbery Wednesday has been linked to two other bank robberies in the region, and federal authorities say he apparently has made an effort to vary his appearance, sporting a different wardrobe and eyewear for each occasion.

The same man is suspected of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, 781 Pleasant Grove Blvd., in Roseville on June 18; the Chase Bank, 8859 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks, on June 21; and the Bank of America, 2221 Douglas Blvd., Roseville, on Wednesday.

In each instance, the man entered the bank, approached a teller and either presented a demand note or orally requested cash. He also indicated that he had a weapon. After receiving the money, he left the banks on foot, according to a FBI news release.

The man is believed to be in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build.

In the June 18 robbery, the man wore a light-colored straw cowboy hat, a red and white plaid shirt, blue jeans and cat-eye sunglasses, and had dark, stubbly beard growth.

During the June 21 robbery, he wore blue coveralls with a white T-shirt underneath, a dark beanie and dark aviator sunglasses, and also had scruffy facial hair.

The man suspected in Wednesday’s robbery wore a neon green, long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, dirty work boots and sport-style sunglasses, authorities said. He had a buzzed haircut, a slight goatee and was described as very dirty, as if he had just left a construction or other work site.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the local FBI office or 800-885-5984. Tips may also be submitted online, at tips.fbi.gov. Anyone who spots the man in the community is advised not to approach him but to call 911.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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