Transcript for Manhunt Out West for Alleged Bank Robber Called AK47 Bandit
That code red has been lifted. The hunt is on for this man considered armed and dangerous nick named the ak 37 bandit. You can see why. Authorities pointing to one thing tonight, the word written across his vest, sheriff. The suspect claiming to be a former law enforcement officer. Will he be caught before he strikes again. Cecilia Vega tonight with the tape. Reporter: Tonight across the west, the all out manhunt intensifying for this masked man, wanted for five bank robberies in four states, most recently making off with a duffle bag full of cash in Nebraska. Each time wielding an assault weapon and wearing a bullet proof vest. We're going to track this guy down wherever he goes. Reporter: Authorities say his spree began two years ago here in chino, California, robbing a bank and wounding a police officer. He fired four shots at the car, boom, boom, boom. Reporter: The FBI suspects he called in a bomb threat as a diversion. The ak-47 bandit has shown such proficiency with a gun, the FBI tells me its now looking into the possibility that he's a former police officer or ex military. Detour one Idaho heist he bragged about being a former officer. Look at these surveillance pictures. He's seen wearing a sheriff's vest. If you're willing to shoot a police officer you're probably willing to do just about anything. Reporter: The FBI hoping to catch this bandit last seen carrying that ak-47. Cecilia Vega, thank you sglfrj.
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