PORTLAND – A federal grand jury indicted the “Pug Bandit” on three counts of bank robbery Wednesday.
William Croskrey, 40, was given the memorable nickname by police after they reviewed surveillance footage from three bank robberies from 2011 to 2013 and identified him as the suspect.
The first robbery happened September 16, 2011 at the U.S. Bank at 636 Southeast Grand Avenue. Croskrey allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money and left behind a fake bomb, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.
On September 22, 2011, police believe Croskrey robbed the West Coast Bank at 1234 Southeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Then on May 13, 2012, police believe he robbed the Columbia State Bank at the address of the old West Coast bank.