FBI: Serial bank robber possibly moving through northern California

Oct 27, 2014 1:40 PM by News Staff

FBI officials say a man suspected of robbing six banks in the Pacific Northwest may be headed through northern California on his way to Arizona.

Authorities are asking for the public's help locating 41-year-old Anthony James Martinis after he allegedly robbed at least six banks: three in Washington State over 10 days and three in Oregon over two days.

Officials say Martinis is possibly headed south towards Arizona, and given the successive locations of six bank robberies possibly linked to Martinis, authorities believe that it is likely he will rob banks in the states between Oregon and Arizona.

Martinis is a white male, 6'2" tall, around 250 pounds of medium build, and with blue eyes. His short, possibly graying hair has been seen in a variety of cuts, sometimes resembling a military or slightly Mohawk style.

In all robberies, the Martinis approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received an undisclosed amount of money, and left.

Anyone with information that can help locate Martinis may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS to submit tips anonymously and be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Direct tips are also welcome by the FBI in Seattle at (206) 262-2390 and Portland at (503) 224-4181.

(Photo Courtesy: FBI)


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