EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities have now identified a suspect charged with a series of bank robberies he allegedly committed in Eugene and Springfield.
The FBI, working with the Eugene and Springfield Police Departments, have identified and charged the alleged “Tall Man” bank bandit with one of six robberies he is suspected of committing, and now investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating him.
FBI Special Agents obtained a criminal complaint charging 25-year-old Chet Evans with one count of bank robbery related to the Key Bank robbery at 1380 Coburg Road in Eugene on Monday, March 18th.
The FBI has offered a reward of up to $2,000 available for anyone who provides information that leads to Evans’ arrest and conviction. In the case of multiple confirmed tipsters, the reward can be split.
Evans’ last known address is in Eugene, although he has ties to Medford, Ashland, Portland and Lake Oswego. Evans is described as a white man, 6’2″ tall and weighs 185 pounds; he has blue eyes and brown hair.
The other robberies of which Evans is suspected include:
February 14, 2013: U.S. Bank inside the Albertsons at 311 Coburg Road in Eugene
February 20, 2013: Chase Bank inside the Fred Meyer at 650 Q Street in Springfield
February 25, 2013: Umpqua Bank at 3876 West 11th Avenue in Eugene
March 6, 2013: U.S. Bank inside the Safeway at 1891 Pioneer Parkway in Springfield
March 15, 2013: U.S. Bank branch inside the Albertsons at 1675 West 18th Street in Eugene
Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the FBI in Eugene at (541) 343-5222 during normal business hours, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 twenty-four hours a day, or the Eugene Police Department at (541) 682-5111.