Bad Hatter Bandit Sought For Natomas Bank Robberies

Suspect at Chase in Natomas 1/29/2013. Photo Courtesy FBI

Suspect at Chase in Natomas 1/29/2013. FBI photo

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The Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking help from the public to identify a man suspected of robbing three Sacramento-area banks during the past two months, including two in Natomas.

The dates of the robberies and locations that have struck by the “Bad Hatter Bandit” are as follows:

  • Nov. 29, 2012: Chase Bank at 3501 Del Paso Road
  • Jan. 10, 2013: Chase Bank at 1800 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville
  • Jan. 29, 2013: Chase Bank at 3501 Del Paso Road

The Bad Hatter Bandit is described as a black male adult 5’7” to 5’9” tall with a small build. While his attire has changed frequently, the suspect arrived at each location with a leather folio and wearing one of a variety of black hats. A note or verbal demand for cash was issued in each of the robberies and the suspect indicated that he was armed.

A second, black male standing 5’9” to 5’11” who has an average build accompanied the primary suspect into the bank during the robbery in Natomas on Jan. 29. This second suspect approached the teller, and told her that he had a weapon.

According to witnesses, additional accomplices have been seen in the Bad Hatter Bandit’s getaway vehicles. To date, all vehicles used for the commission of the robberies have been stolen and a different vehicle was used for each robbery. While no weapon was seen in any of the three robberies, the suspects are considered armed and dangerous due to the verbal threats.

The cases are being investigated by the task force, FBI, Sacramento and Roseville Police Departments.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the FBI in Sacramento at (916) 481-9110, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916) 783-7867, Roseville Police Department or Sacramento Police Department. Callers who provide information to Crime Alert and Roseville Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.

Additional details and photos are available on the FBI’s new Wanted Bank Robbers website: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.
Accomplice at Chase in Natomas 1/29/2013. FBI photo.

Accomplice at Chase in Natomas 1/29/2013. FBI photo

Suspect at Chase in Natomas 11/29/2012. Photo courtesy FBI.

Suspect at Chase in Natomas 11/29/2012. FBI photo

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