EUGENE, Ore. - A masked man who robbed a Eugene bank at gunpoint in December is the same gunman who robbed a bank in Clackamas County a little over a month later.
Authorities now want the public's help identifying the serial bank robber to blame for both takeover-style robberies before he strikes again, offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension and conviction.
In the first robbery Dec. 15, a white male armed with a snub-nosed revolver entered the Home Federal Bank at 25 Division Street in Eugene. The suspect conducted a violent, takeover-style robbery of the bank and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.
On January 26, 2012, the same suspect entered the Chase Bank at 12400 Southeast Sunnyside Road in Clackamas, Oregon.
The subject used two handguns - a snub-nosedrevolver and a large silver revolver - to again conduct a violent, takeover-style robbery.
In both cases, the robbery fled the scene on a bicycle. Both bicycles were later recovered as evidence.
Investigators plan to release surveillance footage of both robberies at a press conference Monday.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall, with a medium to heavy build, wearing blue coverall type pants, a blue coat, black mask and black gloves.
This is a developing story. This story will be updated