‘The Joker Bandit’ sought in 3 bank robberies

Thief is suspected of 3 other robberies in recent weeks

This man, dubbed 'The Joker Bandit,' is wanted for bank robberies in the Portland area, Nov. 13, 2015 (PPB)
This man, dubbed 'The Joker Bandit,' is wanted for bank robberies in the Portland area, Nov. 13, 2015 (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man police dubbed The Joker Bandit is wanted for a string of bank robberies, including one in Northwest Portland on Friday afternoon.

The On Point Community Credit Union was held up at 2:15 p.m. by a man who used a note to demand money, Portland police said. He got the money and left quickly and eluded a neighborhood search.

The thief is suspected of 3 other robberies in recent weeks, police said.

He’s a white man in his late 20s, between 5-feet-8 and 5-10 with a thin build, a narrow face with scars or sores, facial stubble and narrow eyes. On Friday he was wearing a tan jacket and dark pants.

Both the Portland police and the FBI are investigating.

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