Police out to sabotage 'Beastie Boys Bandit'

Police out to sabotage 'Beastie Boys Bandit'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland police are asking for the public to help in tracking down a bank robbery suspect with a penchant for disguises.

Investigators have dubbed the suspect the "Beastie Boys Bandit" since some of his disguises look like they came out of their video for the song "Sabotage."

Cases involving the Beastie Boys Bandit go back to June of 2010 when a man in disguise robbed two US Bank branches in Portland. Police said the suspect gave tellers a note demanding cash and stating that he is armed. Police said the man did display a handgun during a robbery on June 3.

He is also a suspect in robberies in West Linn, Lake Oswego and another robbery in 2011 in Northwest Portland.

The suspect is described as a white male, mid-30s to early 40s, with a thin build, weighing about 170-200 pounds and about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall.

Police said the Oregon Financial Institutions Security Taskforce (FIST) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect.

FIST is a cooperative effort made up of representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as representatives from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous. 

Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).