'Hipster Bandit' caught on bike after robbery

'Hipster Bandit' caught on bike after robbery

Credit: Portland Police Bureau

'Hipster Bandit' caught on bike after robbery

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 11 at 4:48 PM

PORTLAND -- A man police dubbed the "Hipster Bandit" was arrested in connection with five bank robberies after police found him riding a bicycle away from a Northeast Portland bank that had just been robbed.

Police were called last Friday to the report of a robbery inside the Consolidated Community Credit Union at 2021 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, according to Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson. Officers on the way to the scene saw a man matching the suspect's description riding a bicycle away from the area.

They caught up with the man, 40-year-old Harvie Dale Oglesby III, and found evidence from the bank robbery. He was taken into custody and jailed on pending federal bank robbery charges.

Simpson said police believe Oglesby is also responsible for the following additional bank robberies:

  • July 19, 2012, at the U.S. Bank, located at 7300 Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard.
  • August 31, 2012, at the Albina Community Bank, located at 5636 Northeast Sandy Boulevard.
  • October 19, 2012, at the Key Bank, located at 3839 Northeast Broadway.
  • November 26, 2012 at the Key Bank, located at 3515 Southwest Troy Street.

The suspect earned the nickname "Hipster Bandit" after a witness to the August robbery told police he "looked like a hipster," Simpson said.

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