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"Froggy Robber" Indicted in Federal Court on Five Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Diego Sanchez-Lopez, 23, 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 faces federal bank robbery charges in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2113(a) and (d) for the following events:

  • 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, 2018 before U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 1, 2018