Spokane Police respond to two separate bank Robberies within minutes of each other in north Spokane.
On January 3rd 2016, just before 11 am, Police responded to the Alaska Credit Union inside of Safeway at 933 E Mission. The male handed the bank employee a note, indicated he had a weapon (none was displayed) and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
While Police were investigating that Robbery, another bank Robbery happened at another Alaska Credit Union. This was also inside of a Safeway, located in the Shadle center at 2507 W Wellesley. During this Robbery the male did the same thing, handing the employee a note, indicating there was a weapon and then left with cash.
After reviewing video from both incidents, Police believe that the same male was responsible for both Robberies. We have attached a photograph of the suspect. Major crimes Detectives are investigating the incident.
We ask that if you have any information or if you recognize the male in these photographs, please call crime check at 456-2233.
Also this suspect is wanted in connection to other robberies.
Double Hat Bandit Arrested
INDIANAPOLIS, IN—On Thursday, September 21, 2017, the Indianapolis FBI Violent Crimes Task Force, along with the Whiteland Police Department, arrested Shayne Carson, 54, who is believed to be the “Double Hat Bandit.” Carson was arrested without incident in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana.
Carson has been charged in a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Salt Lake City with the December 19, 2016, armed robbery of the U.S. Bank in West Valley City, Utah. According to the complaint, he is also a suspect in 13 other bank robberies throughout Utah, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Idaho from December 19, 2016 and July 22, 2017. In these cases, the robber wore two hats. Since then, Carson has also been identified as a suspect in additional bank robberies in Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio. Those cases remain under investigation.
On Friday, September 22, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. EST, Carson had his initial appearance and arraignment on the criminal complaint before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. It is anticipated he will be transferred to Utah to face the bank robbery charge filed in Salt Lake City.
The FBI would like to thank our law enforcement partners in Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Iowa, and Ohio who worked this case.
The Indianapolis FBI Violent Crime Task Force includes members from the FBI, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Carmel Police Department and Fishers Police Department.
A complaint is only an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.