FBI searches for serial Bay Area bank bandit

SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU and wires) -- The FBI intensified its search for a serial bank bandit Monday who has allegedly robbed six San Francisco banks and one in Antioch since Match 30, authorities said.

Federal agents released several photos of the alleged bandit captured on surveillance cameras at several of the banks.

He is described as a black male, 6'02" - 6'04", athletic build and possibly in his 30's to 40's. He has tattoos on both arms.

The suspect has been seen wearing short-sleeve polo shirts, as well as a bomber style jacket and aviator sunglasses, during a number of the robberies.

He has brandished a knife in two of the robberies and a hand gun during the two most recent robberies.

Federal agents believe has robbed the following banks.

  • March 30, 2015: US Bank, 4610 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • April 2, 2015: Citibank, 260 California Street, San Francisco
  • April 7, 2015: Bank of America, 3701 Balboa Street, San Francisco
  • April 17, 2015: U.S. Bank, 4610 Mission Street, San Francisco
  • April 20, 2015: Citibank, 2198 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
  • May 09, 2015: JP Morgan Chase, 3206 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch
  • May 14, 2015: East West Bank, 3061 Balboa, Street, San Francisco

Federal agents said to call the FBI or the local police if you recognize the man. Do not try to detain him yourself, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 415-553-7400 in the San Francisco area. All calls are confidential. Tips can also be submitted at: tips.fbi.gov.

A reward of up to $10,000 is available for leads resulting in the identification, arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the aforementioned robberies.