Photo gallery: Reward offered for capture of Chino AK-47 Bandit
Storify: $20,000 reward offered for arrest of AK-47 Bandit
The FBI has offered a $20,000 reward for the arrest of the "AK-47 Bandit," a bank robber who shot a Chino police officer in February and robbed three other banks in Northern California and Washington.
The most recent robbery occurred July 6 in North Bend, Wash.
The FBI and law enforcement officials spanning three separate regions in the western United States continue to seek public assistance to find the man dubbed as the "AK-47 Bandit."
He first came to light during the Feb. 29 robbery at the California Bank and Trust at 5455 Riverside Drive in Chino, when he shot a police officer while escaping from the bank.
The officer later drove himself to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In the holdup in Washington, about 30 miles east of Seattle, at a Chase bank on July 6. He walked in and in a deep loud voice threatened to shoot the tellers if they didn't hurry in handing over the money, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Department.
West said he made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
"He left the North Bend bank in a dirty, reddish-orange Jeep Patriot or Jeep Liberty," West said. "The vehicle may have an out-of-state license plates with a prominant blue stripe across the top of the tag."
Authorities believe the same man was also involved in bank robberies on March 9 in Sacramento and March 12 in Vacaville. In both robberies, a Nissan Maxima was used, similar to the one driven in the Chino robbery.
In each robbery, the suspect has brandished an AK-47 assault rifle wearing his trademark blue ballistic vest with the word "SHERIFF" across the chest in bright yellow according to FBI news release.
The bandit is seen in bank surveillance video and photographs dressed in tactical gear over a dark-colored, short-sleeve collared shirt and blue pants with a black full-face ski mask.
Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the man should contact law enforcement immediately.
In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 888-228-8443.