The”Goat” bandit is suspected of robbing the Bank of America on High Street Dec.23.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 to 40 years old, with blue eyes and a goatee, leading authorities to nickname him the “Goat” bandit. He is approximately 5-foot 9 inches to 6-foot tall and weighs about 200 pounds with a stocky to medium build, according to FBI officials.
“In each of the robberies he has worn a black bseball cap and often places the loot in a manila type envelope,” said Special Agent Steve Dupre of the FBI’s Sacramento office.
The bandit fled the Bank of America with an undisclosed amount of cash and at the time of the Robber was wearing a ball cap with “LOCO” written on the front.
Three Auburn banks have been rob ed in the past six months, a dramatic increase from years past.
“We ddn’t have any bank robberies in 2007, said Sgt. Dale Hutchins, of the Auburn Police Department. “And none in 2006.”
The “Goat” bandit is also suspected n the October 3 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, on Pleasant Grove Blvd, in Roseveille, asw well as the robbery of the Washington Mutual Bank in Citrus Hights on Sunrise Blvd Oct. 23. He is also wanted in connection with the Dec. 11 robbery of the Wachovia Bank in Citrus Heights, 8477 Auburn Blvd, the Dec.13 robber of the US Bank in Auburn, 2360 Grass Valley Highway, the Dec. 23 heist of the Bank of America in Auburn, the Jan. 6, robbery of the Bank of America in Roseville on Douglas Blvd and the Feb. 17 hold up ofthe Bank of America in El Dorado Hills on Park Drive.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the FBI in Sacramento at (916) 481-9110.