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FBI: 'Tall Man' bandit robs 6 local banks in 5 weeks

FBI: 'Tall Man' bandit robs 6 local banks in 5 weeks
The FBI suspects the same man robbed 6 banks in the span of 5 weeks.
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EUGENE, Ore. - A man with a note robbed a Eugene bank Monday afternoon.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash after handing a note to a teller at the Key Bank at 1380 Coburg Road around 2:18 p.m.

The FBI thinks the suspect is the same man who has robbed a different Lane County bank each week for the past 5 weeks.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect, dubbed the Tall Man bandit due to his height, about 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4.

In all the robberies, he approaches the teller desk, demands cash, gets an undisclosed amount of cash and leaves, the FBI said. In the two most recent robberies, he was seen driving away in a dark colored - possibly green - sedan.

In Monday's robbery, he is seen wearing a dark colored long-sleeved shirt with "Billabong" written on it.

In Friday's robbery, he was wearing a black LRG "Lifted Laurels" hooded sweatshirt with a green stripe across the middle (see attached picture of a similar shirt). In both robberies, he was wearing prescription glasses/sunglasses.

The other robberies for which this man is suspected of being involved include:

*     February 14, 2013 - U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons at 311 Coburg Road in Eugene
*     February 20, 2013 - Chase Bank inside the Fred Meyer at 650 Q Street, Springfield
*     February 25, 2013 - Umpqua Bank at 3876 West 11th Avenue in Eugene
*     March 6, 2013 - U.S. Bank inside the Safeway at 1891 Pioneer Parkway in Springfield

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222 during normal business hours, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 twenty-four hours a day, or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.

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