Investigators say the AK-47 Bandit has robbed at least five banks since Feb. 2012 when he shot a police officer outside a bank in Chino. The officer survived.
Since then, the AK-47 Bandit has held up banks in Sacramento; Vacaville; North Bend, Washington and Rexburg, Idaho.
The gunman is described as 25 to 40-years-old, 5 feet, 9 inches to 6 feet tall with a stocky build, weighing between 180 and 230 pounds. He has light colored eyes.
He always wears a ski mask. Sometimes he wears blue body armor or a green mesh vest with "Sheriff" on the back.
In the California robberies, the man drove a dark gray 4-door car with dark tinted windows and stock chrome wheels. In the North Bend, Washington robbery he drove a reddish-orange Jeep Liberty or Patriot with a spare tire mounted on the back. The license plate had a blue stripe across the top.
There is a substantial reward for the robber.
Anyone with information about him is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-TIPS.
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