A Roseville bank was robbed on Tuesday, September 4th in what is believed to be the fourth robbery committed in the region by a criminal nicknamed the “X-Games Bandit.”
Placer Sierra Bank at 1259 Pleasant Grove Blvd. was robbed at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4. The robber was described as a white male in his 20s, 5’9″ tall, wearing a blue and white ballcap, white t-shirt and blue jeans. The suspect demanded money and mentioned a gun, but no weapon was seen. He took an undisclosed amount of cash, left the area on a bicycle. No one reported being injured during the robbery.
The suspect is believed to be a serial bank robber that the the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, comprised of FBI agents and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department detectives, have nicknamed the “X-Games bandit.” The X-Games bandit is suspected of committing at least three recent bank robberies in Woodland and Sacramento. He was seen leaving the scene of each robbery with either a skateboard or a BMX bicycle.
The robbery is being investigated by the Roseville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Roseville Police Department’s investigation unit at (916)774-5070, the FBI at (916)481-9110, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, or Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-7867.