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Police search for The Civil War Bandit
The Civil War Bandit
  Friday June 10, 2011 - 10:43 AM
Investigators believe that "The Civil War Bandit" is responsible for three Portland-area bank robberies. In each of the three robberies, the suspect has presented a demand note and has left the area on foot after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.

On March 11, 2011, the suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 19200 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue in Tualatin.

On April 14, 2011, the suspect robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 4515 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

On May 11, 2011, the suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 1839 Molalla Avenue in Oregon City.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, 5'10" tall, thin build and an acne-scarred face. The suspect may also be wearing a fake mustache.

The suspect has been nicknamed "The Civil War Bandit" because in one of the robberies, he is wearing a University of Oregon Ducks t-shirt and an Oregon State University baseball cap. The athletic rivalry between the two schools is known as "The Civil War."

Surveillance photos of the suspect are available for viewing at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com

The Oregon Financial Institutions Security Taskforce (FIST) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction the suspect. FIST is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The purpose of FIST is to help reduce crimes.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274637). Visit http://www.tipsoft.com/ to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.


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