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Police searching for Hipster Bandit

Posted: Updated: Oct 24, 2012 10:08 PM

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in the search for the "Hipster Bandit," who is responsible for two bank robberies in Northeast Portland.

Officers responded to the first robbery on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Albina Community Bank on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Bank employees told police the suspect presented a demand note and left with an unknown amount of cash.

The second robbery took place Friday, Oct. 19 at the Key Bank on Northeast Broadway. Officers learned the suspect told the teller that he had a weapon before getting away with cash.

The suspect is described as a white man, possibly Asian, in his 20s or early 30s, about 5'8", with a thin build and dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark ski hat, glasses, dark clothing and carrying a messenger bag. Employees at both banks told police he looked like a hipster. 

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

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