The department wishes to recognize the tireless efforts of the Ripon Police Investigations Unit in assisting the FBI during this investigation. Ripon Detectives were part of the apprehension and interrogation teams that took the suspect into custody.
This is the same suspect who robbed the Ripon Bank of The West on Nov 21st, 2013.
See Attached FBI press release: “Bad Beard Bandit” Unmasked
P.I.O. – First – Sgt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
259 N. Wilma Ave.
Ripon, CA 95336