Roseville, Calif. – At 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, a serial bank robber that the FBI has nicknamed “the X-Games Bandit” robbed Placer Sierra Bank, 1259 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Investigators believe the same suspect robbed the same bank exactly a week ago, on Tuesday, September 4.
Today the suspect, described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, wearing a dark blue baseball cap, sunglasses, t-shirt and jeans, went into the bank and gave an employee a note demanding money. The note mentioned a weapon, but no weapon was seen. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber rode away on a black BMX-type bicycle. No one reported being injured during the robbery.
In addition to the two bank robberies in Roseville, the X-Games Bandit is suspected of committing at least three other recent bank robberies in Sacramento and Woodland. He was seen leaving the scene of each robbery on either a bicycle or a skateboard.
Anyone with any information about these crimes is asked to call FBI at (916)481-9110, Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-STOP, or the Roseville Police Department at (916)774-5070.