|Suspect that shot cop still on the loose|
|Written by APB Staff and Chino PD|
The Chino Police Department in California and police and the FBI in Salt Lake City are currently looking for a man who robbed an Idaho credit union and who authorities also believe may be responsible for other robberies in California and Washington. The suspect is known as the "AK-47 Bandit."
The suspect, considered armed and extremely dangerous, robbed the East Idaho Credit Union in Rexberg a little more than a week ago.
During that robbery, the masked gunman used an assault rifle, ordered customers and employees into a vault and then stole cash. No one was injured.
A suspect fitting the same description is suspected in a Chino, California heist last February that ended with the suspect shooting and nearly killing a police officer. Thankfully, that officer looks like he will recover according to officials familiar with the case.
Below is a flyer from the Chino PD on the would-be cop killer.
To zoom in on flyer, click here: http://www.apbweb.com/images/stories/aaaakft.jpg
The suspect, who authorities believe might have military or law enforcement training is also linked to robberies in Vacaville, California, Sacramento, California and North Bend, Washington.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to his arrest. The East Idaho Credit Union is offering an additional reward of up to $20,000 for information.
The obvious reward for law enforcement officials is the satisfaction of helping to bring an armed bank robber that nearly killed a cop to justice.
FBI authorities say the "AK-47 Bandit" is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If anyone has information, they can contact the Chino Police Department: