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Froggy robber caught, indicted

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Suspect believed to have robbed banks in Scappoose and other Portland areas faces federal charges

A man who authorities say is likely the “froggy robber” who robbed five different banks around the Portland area, including Scappoose, has been indicted in federal court.


Diego Sanchez-Lopez, 23, of Clark County, Wash., appeared in federal court in Portland Friday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

PHOTO COURTESY OF FBI - A man believed to be the 'froggy robber' is caught on surveillance camera footage at a Scappoose bank in January.Sanchez-Lopez faces federal bank robbery charges for robbing at least five different banks in Wilsonville, Portland, Hillsboro, Beaverton and Scappoose from November 2017 to April, stealing more than $87,000.

On Jan. 30, a man suspected to be Sanchez-Lopez stole $6,720 from a U.S. Bank on Highway 30 in Scappoose.

Investigators say the suspect used a knife in each of the bank robberies to get cash.

He was dubbed the “froggy robber” because witnesses said he was short, and jumped over the counter in each case.

In January, when the bank in Scappoose was targeted, witnesses said the robber “jumped the teller counter and threatened bank employees with a knife, demanded cash, received cash and left the bank,” according to a news release from the FBI back in January.

Sanchez-Lopez is due in federal court in March for a four-day trial.

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