Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Public's Help Needed Finding the "Sporty Spice" Bandit (Photo) - UPDATE Suspect Identified

PUBLIC'S HELP NEEDED FINDING THE "SPORTY SPICE" BANDIT (PHOTO) - UPDATE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED


News Release from FBI - Oregon
Posted on FlashAlert: June 13th, 2017 4:35 PM
Downloadable file: BR - Wilsonville Key Bank - June 7, 2017 - car 2
Downloadable file: BR - Wilsonville Key Bank - June 7, 2017 - car 1
Downloadable file: BR - Wilsonville Key Bank - June 7, 2017 - b
Downloadable file: BR - Wilsonville Key Bank - June 7, 2017 - a
Downloadable file: BR - Tigard Key Bank - June 2, 2017 - gun
Downloadable file: BR - Tigard Key Bank - June 2, 2017 - b
Downloadable file: BR - Tigard Key Bank - June 2, 2017 - a
Investigators believe that the man arrested following a bank robbery in Vancouver today is the "Sporty Spice" bandit. He has not yet been charged with any robberies in Oregon as that determination will be made in consultation with local and federal prosecutors at a later time.

Please refer all questions concerning today's arrest in Vancouver to the Vancouver Police Department.

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Original Story: 6/8/2017 - 2:06 pm

The FBI, Tigard Police Department and the Wilsonville Police Department are asking for the public's help to identify and locate a serial bank robber nicknamed the "Sporty Spice" bandit. The same man is believed to have robbed a Key Bank branch in Tigard on June 2, 2017, and a Key Bank branch in Wilsonville on June 7, 2017. Of note, the robber held a handgun in his left hand in the Tigard robbery. He racked the slide and pointed it at three different tellers as he demanded cash. In the Wilsonville robbery, there was no weapon seen or implied.

Investigators are nicknaming him the "Sporty Spice" bandit for his choice of sports-related apparel. In both robberies, he wore an Under Armor black jacket and what appears to be a khaki-colored Adidas cap.

In the Tigard robbery, no vehicle was seen. In the Wilsonville robbery, witnesses say the suspect drove away in a silver-colored vehicle. Investigators believe that vehicle may be a Dodge Journey.

+ June 2, 2017 - Key Bank, 11665 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, Oregon
+ June 7, 2017 - Key Bank, 9490 SW Wilsonville Road, WIlsonville, Oregon

Witnesses describe the robber as:
White man
Age: 20 - 40 years old
Height: 5'7" - 5'10"
Build: Slender
Hair: Dark and short
Other: In the Tigard robbery, the bank robber wore a blue latex glove on his right hand. In the Wilsonville robbery, he wore black latex gloves on both hands.

Anyone with information about the bank robber's identity is asked to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181, the Tigard Police Department at (503) 718-COPS (2677) or the Wilsonville Police Department at (503) 793-1910.
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