CRIME
09/01/2014 02:47 pm ET | Updated Sep 01, 2014

'AK-47 Bandit' Wanted In String Of Bank Robberies

An illusive serial bank robber dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit" is believed to have struck again, police said.

The mysterious suspect, who allegedly shot a California police officer during a heist in February 2012, is now wanted for the August 22nd robbery of the the First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City, Nebraska, KETV reports.

"We want to make everybody aware of how violent this individual is. He's not afraid to pull the trigger. He's already shot a police officer, so anybody who gives him any resistance, he's not afraid to act," said Detective Carlos Dominguez, of the Chino, California, police department, according to CNN.

The police force in Chino, where the officer shooting took place, is aiding in the investigation.

The suspect earned his nickname by carrying the AK-47 with him to targeted banks. He is wanted in connection with robberies in Idaho, Washington and California.

Authorities believe that the suspect has a police or military background, according to CBS News.

There is a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

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