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Brentwood Police Department
Monday January 25th, 2016 :: 12:07 p.m. PST
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UPDATE INFO - BANK ROBBERY AT THE TRI COUNTIES BANK INSIDE RALEY'S - BPD ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING SUSPECT

FBI Seeking “Hefty Heister” Armed and Dangerous.
Suspect Wanted for Series of Eight Northern California Bank Robberies
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information that may lead to the identification and apprehension of the “Hefty Heister,” an armed and dangerous bank robbery suspect. The “Hefty Heister” is allegedly tied to the following eight bank robberies in seven Northern California Cities:
 December 3, 2015 Exchange Bank Located at 6290 Commerce Boulevard, Rohnert Park
 December 21, 2015 Tri Counties Bank located inside Raley’s at 2400 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood
 December 22, 2015 Wells Fargo Bank located inside Safeway at 1978 Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill
 December 31, 2015 Bank of Rio Vista located at 14211 River Road, Walnut Grove
 January 9, 2016 US Bank located inside Raley’s at 270 Sunset Avenue , Suisun City
 January 14, 2016 US Bank located inside Safeway at 3110 Balfour Road, Brentwood
 January 19, 2016 US Bank located inside Safeway at 2449 West Kettleman Lane, Lodi
 January 19, 2016 Tri Counties Bank located inside Raley’s at 4900 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove.
The “Hefty Heister” is described as a stocky, white male who stands 5’6”-5’8” tall. He is believed to be 35-45 years old and may have blue eyes. During the robberies, the suspect wore baggy, dark-colored pants, and tan work boots or shabby athletic shoes with blue or black tops and white soles; and a ring on his third (ring) finger of his left hand. Shirts, hats, and face coverings have varied with each robbery.
Photos of the suspect, including a clear image of the subject’s face, are available on the FBI’s Wanted Bank Robber website: https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2016-01-09.3214987011.
Upon entering each of the banks, the suspect has presented tellers with a demand note that also threatened a weapon. During the December 21, 2015, robbery, the suspect aimed a black semi-automatic pistol at the teller.
The bank robberies are being investigated by the FBI and the local police departments that serve the communities where the robberies occurred including the Brentwood Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Pleasant Hill Police Department, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and Suisun City Police Department
Wanted fugitives, bank robbers, and other cases in need of additional information from the public are posted for viewing on the FBI Sacramento Most Wanted page. Individuals with information about any fugitive or case posted on the FBI Sacramento Most Wanted page may call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-885-5984) the Sacramento field office at (916) 481-9110, or the San Francisco field office at (415) 553-7400. Tips may also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov. Additionally, information may be provided to any of the local law enforcement agencies investigating this matter.
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Brentwood Police Department
9100 Brentwood Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 94513

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Eric Huesman
Investigations
ehuesman@brentwoodca.gov
925-809-7735

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