FBI Seeks 'Smiling Face Bandit' In 6 Bank Robberies

Since May, a man the FBI is calling the "Smiling Face Bandit" has held up six Wells Fargo banks in San Francisco. Now, the agency is asking for help in identifying the serial robber and offering a $3,000 award for information leading to his arrest and conviction. 

According to FBI officials, the robber hit separate Wells Fargo locations on six different dates: May 20th, June 20th, June 26th, July 12th, July 28th, and August 5th. 

The Wells Fargo at 2300 Irving St. | Image: Google Maps

The most recent incident was at the Wells Fargo at 2300 Irving St. According to police, the suspect, described as a man in his 20s, entered the bank on Saturday at 5:25pm and approached the teller. The suspect indicated that he had a gun, but it was not seen. 

The suspect asked for money, but when teller said he did not have any, the suspect approached a second victim, who gave the robber money before he exited the bank and fled the scene. 

According to the FBI, the suspect handed a teller a note demanding money in each case. In four of the six cases, he also indicated that he had a weapon. 

The FBI has released several photos to help identify the suspect:

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the local FBI office at 415-553-7400 or submit a tip to http://tips.fbi.gov.

Bay City News contributed to this report. 

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Fbi seeks smiling face bandit in 6 bank robberies