Bad Hatter Bandit Robs Chase In Antelope


Suspect at Chase in Roseville on Jan. 10. Photo: FBI

The FBI has linked a fourth Sacramento-area bank robbery to the Bad Hatter Bandit who twice robbed Chase in Natomas.

According to a press release just issued, the primary suspect already wanted in connection with three bank robberies, entered Chase Bank located at 4117 Elverta Road in Antelope on Feb. 7 and presented the teller with a demand note. During this robbery, the primary suspect wore a tan fedora, dark blue dress shirt, striped tie, oversize eye glasses and black gloves.

The Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force said it urgently needs assistance from the public to help identify this primary suspect and his accomplices now wanted on suspicion of four bank robberies. While no weapons were seen during the commission of any of the robberies, the suspects are all considered armed and dangerous.

The primary suspect is described by the FBI as a black male who stands 5-feet and 7-inches to 5-feet and 9-inches tall with a small build. His attire has varied for each robbery but has carried a leather folio and worn hats. When he approached the teller, the suspect indicated he was armed and offered a note or verbal demand for cash at each location.

A second suspect, described by the FBI as a black male who stands 5-feet and 9-inches to 5-feet and 11-inches with an average build accompanied the primary suspect into the bank during a robbery 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 vehicles. To date, all vehicles used for the commission of the robberies have been stolen and a different vehicle has been used for each robbery.

To date, the Bad Hatter Bandits have reportedly committed the following robberies:

  • Nov. 29 at 3501 Del Paso Road, Sacramento
  • Jan. 10 at 1800 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville
  • Jan. 29 at 3501 Del Paso Road, Sacramento
  • Feb. 7 at 4117 Elverta Road, Antelope

The cases are being investigated by the SVCTF, FBI, Roseville Police Department, Sacramento Police Department and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Additional details and photos are available on the FBI’s new Wanted Bank Robbers website:

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.


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