Published On: Thu, Mar 21st, 2013

FBI Arrests “Tall Man” Bank Robber

Story last updated on March 21st, 2013 at 1:21 pm.

FBI Special Agents arrested Chet Evans, age 25, near the intersection of NE Interstate and NE Sumner in Portland at approximately 10:45 a.m. today.

Agents obtained a criminal complaint charging Evans, also known as the Tall Man Bandit, with one count of bank robbery in connection to a robbery at the Key Bank at 1380 Coburg Road in Eugene on Monday.

Evans is also a suspect in five other bank robberies in the area over the last five weeks.

Today’s arrest occurred without incident. Evans will be lodged at the Lane County Jail later today pending his initial appearance before a federal magistrate tomorrow.

Chet Evans - Tall Man Bandit

Chet Evans aka the Tall Man Bandit

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