$1,000 reward offered for ‘Where’s Waldo’ bandit

FBI, police looking for suspect

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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Where’s the ‘Where’s Waldo’ bandit?

One day after Ryan M. Homsley allegedly used a bomb threat to rob a Key Bank branch in the Tigard, Ore., area, FBI agents have charged him with the holdup, dubbed him the “Where’s Waldo” bandit and arranged for a reward of up to $1,000 for his whereabouts.

Homsley, 29, a Portland resident, allegedly told bank employees he had an explosive device and, as he left the bank, left a small box behind, according to a bulletin from FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele.

He also allegedly dropped a backpack near the bank.

Experts with the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit determined the box and backpack contained no explosives.

The award, for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction, is offered by the Oregon Financial Institutions Security Task Force, the bulletin said.

Homsley is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with an average build, perhaps weighing 200 pounds, Steele said. He has short, thick dark hair and wore prescription glasses with thick black plastic frames. He also wore a striped shirt with a black T-shirt underneath.

Those with information can call the FBI at 503-224-4181, or contact police in Tigard or nearby Tualatin.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.