Police Seek Help In Locating Bank Robbery Suspect
PALM SPRINGS - Investigators released an image of the suspect in a Palm Springs bank robbery, hoping someone will recognize the man and report him to police. And the FBI has interest in this man as well. Agents say they suspect he is the so-called Snowboarder Bandit and he's wanted for robbing close to a dozen Southern California banks.
Investigators say the bandit is on the FBI's Southern California Most Wanted List.
Friday morning shortly before Noon, the Palm Springs Police Department responded to a bank robbery at the BBVA Compass Bank at 420 S. Palm Canyon Drive. PSPD arrived and learned that the suspect had already fled on foot.PSPD searched the immediate area for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
Investigators say the suspect walked into the bank, passed a demand note to a teller which threatened that he was armed. The teller relinquished an undisclosed amount of currency to the suspect out of fear for the teller's safety. The suspect then fled on foot from the location and was last seen headed eastbound from the location.
The suspect is described as an adult, white male, between 25-35 years old, 5-10, 160 pounds with light brown hair. The suspect was wearing a red, white, and blue ball cap, a gray T-shirt, and light colored shorts.
Anybody with information on this incident is asked to call PSPD Detective Stephanie Campbell at at 760-323-8136 or Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867)