Portland police searching for ‘Civil War Bandit’



Here is a press release from the Portland Police Bureau:

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers, is asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robbery suspect nicknamed “The Civil War Bandit.”

Investigators believe that “The Civil War Bandit” is responsible for three Portland-area bank robberies. In each of the three robberies, the suspect has presented a demand note and has left the area on foot after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.

On March 11, 2011, the suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 19200 Southwest Martinazzi Avenue in Tualatin.

On April 14, 2011, the suspect robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch located at 4515 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard.

On May 11, 2011, the suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 1839 Molalla Avenue in Oregon City.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, 5’10” tall, thin build and an acne-scarred face. The suspect may also be wearing a fake mustache.

The suspect has been nicknamed “The Civil War Bandit” because in one of the robberies, he is wearing a University of Oregon Ducks t-shirt and an Oregon State University baseball cap. The athletic rivalry between the two schools is known as “The Civil War.”