FBI Seeks Help in Identifying "Sports Cap Bandit"

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013  |  Updated 5:06 PM PDT
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FBI Seeks Help in Identifying "Sports Cap Bandit"

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Menlo Park Police and the FBI seek the public's help in identifying this woman suspected of robbing a pair of banks in the Peninsula.

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The FBI and Menlo Park police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman suspected of robbing a pair of banks in the Peninsula city.

The suspect is referred to as the "Sports Cap "Bandit" for the hats she is seen wearing in surveillance photos. Officials have linked the woman to a Nov. 8 robbery at the U.S. Bank at 1105 El Camino Real and an Oct. 29 robbery at the Bank of the West at 701 Santa Cruz Ave.

During each robbery, the woman presented a demand note and threatened she had a gun. She was seen fleeing on foot after the crimes.

Witnesses describe the suspect as possibly a Pacific Islander or Hispanic female, standing 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 8 inches tall, 140 to 170 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair and about 25 to 30 years in age.

In the Nov. 8 robbery, surveillance photos show the suspect wearing a light blue and gold baseball hat with the word "Nuggets" and a graphic on the front, long sleeve green sweatshirt, blue jeans and carried light brown handbag.

During the Oct. 29 robbery, she was wearing a red Cincinnati Reds baseball cap featuring the letter "C" on the front, sunglasses, dark grey hooded jacket, grey sweatpants and carried a dark bag.

Officials said the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the identity or where about of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. The FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 415-553-7400 in the San Francisco area. Tips can also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov.

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