23-year-old Diego Sanchez-Lopez, of Clark County, Washington, known locally as the “Froggy Robber,” made an initial appearance today in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie F. Beckerman.
The court previously unsealed a five-count indictment alleging Sanchez-Lopez robbed five Portland-area banks between November 2017 and April 2018. Sanchez-Lopez is accused of the following bank robberies:
- On November 27, 2017, $9,710 was stolen from the Albina Community Bank located at 2002 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland.
- On December 27, 2017, $26,000 was stolen from the Wells Fargo Bank located at 8699 SW Main Street in Wilsonville, Oregon.
- On January 11, 2018, $11,580.99 was stolen from the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6785 Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton, Oregon.
- On January 30, 2018, $6,720 was stolen from the U.S. Bank located at 52313 Columbia River Highway in Scappoose, Oregon.
- On April 30, 2018, 33,357 was stolen from the Wells Fargo Bank located at 7200 NE Butler Street in Hillsboro, Oregon.
In each of the above listed events, Sanchez-Lopez is accused of using a knife to facilitate the robbery. In total, he is alleged to have stolen more than $87,000 from banks insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
Sanchez-Lopez was detained pending trial. A four-day jury trial is scheduled for November 27, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman.