Portland Police ask for help identifying 'Short Stack Bandit'

Portland Police ask for help identifying 'Short Stack Bandit'

Portland Police Bureau Robbery Detectives are looking for a serial bank robber they've nicknamed the "Short Stack Bandit."

They believe he's responsible for 11 metro area bank robberies between Oct. 9, 2013 and Jan. 4.

Detectives released several surveillance images, and are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

The "Short Stack Bandit" is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, 160 to 190 pounds, slight facial hair and usually wearing a baseball hat and a hoodie.

Police believe he robbed the following locations:

* Oct. 9, 2013 at the U.S. Bank branch located at 4100 N.E. 122nd Avenue
* Oct. 29, 2013 at the IQ Credit Union branch located at 7017 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive in Vancouver, Washington
* Nov. 7, 2013 at the Bank of the West branch located at 825 N.E. Hogan Drive in Gresham
* Nov. 25, 2013 at the Wells Fargo bank branch located at 8334 North Denver Avenue
* Nov. 27, 2013 at the U.S. Bank branch located at 300 East Powell Boulevard in Gresham
* Dec. 3, 2013 at the Albina Community Bank branch located at 2002 N.E. MLK Jr. Boulevard
* Dec. 3, 2013 at the Wells Fargo bank branch located at 5730 N.E. MLK Jr. Boulevard
* Dec. 4, 2013 at the Umpqua Bank branch located at 1448 N.E. Weidler Street
* Dec. 23, 2013 at the Albina Community Bank branch located at 5636 N.E. Sandy Boulevard
* Jan. 2, 2014 at the Bank of the West branch located at 8135 S.E. Division Street
* Jan. 4, 2014 at the Key Bank branch located at 14701 S.E. Division Street

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

The Oregon Financial Institutions Security Taskforce (FIST) is also offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. It's a group made up of several financial institutions, as well as representatives from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. To be eligible for a FIST reward, tipsters cannot remain anonymous.