Chico Police believe April 25th bank robbery suspect is deceased Man Bag Bandit

May 7, 2014 6:52 PM

A Chico Police detective was in Marysville this afternoon, trying to confirm that the man believed to be the “Man Bag Bandit” killed in a shootout yesterday, was the same man that robbed a Chico Rabobank on April 25th.

The Man Bag Bandit is dead, according to the FBI.

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office was involved in an officer involved shooting Tuesday, near Plumas Lake.

When it was over, Christopher George Louk, a 43-year-old Sacramento-area resident, was dead. Yuba authorities believe him to be the Man Bag Bandit.

Until Tuesday, the Man Bag Bandit was wanted for two Yuba City bank robberies, one at a Rabobank, and another at a US Bank.

Yuba City Police has already confirmed Louk was their guy.

The Chico Police Department still hasn't made that same connection for the Chico Rabobank robbery on April 25th, but is attempting to do so by meeting with Yuba County authorities this afternoon.

Over the phone, Chico Police Sergeant Matt Madden told Action News Now that Chico police believes Louk is their man.

But they are going to Yuba County to go over their investigations and evidence, to see if the deceased is indeed the one who hit the Rabobank on Mangrove two and a half weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Chico Police does not believe the Man Bag Bandit, or Louk, is responsible for another armed robbery a little more than a week before that at Chico’s Bank of America.

Attached is a picture of the suspect, believed to be a Hispanic male, 30-40 years old, wearing a beanie, with glasses, some stubble, and long brown hair in a pony tail.

Anyone with information is asked to call Chico Police at 530-897-5820.


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