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Chino robbery suspect, 'AK-47 Bandit,' strikes Idaho bank, FBI says

A bank robbery suspect dubbed the 'AK-47 Bandit' is seen in this July 2012 surveillance video from a Washington bank.
November 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The FBI is searching for a brazen bank robbery suspect known as the "AK-47 Bandit."

Investigators released photos from his latest heist at an East Idaho Credit Union in Rexburg on Wednesday.

Wearing a mask and black gloves, the bandit threatened employees and customers with an AK-47 assault rifle and ordered his way into the credit union's vault.

Authorities believe he is the same suspect who robbed a California Bank and Trust in Chino on Feb. 29 and shot and wounded a police officer as he fled. The bandit is also suspected of robbing banks in Vacaville, Sacramento, and Washington state.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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