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Grand Jury Charges Man in Bank Robbery Spree

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – DWAYNE EDWARD RASMUSSEN, 55, has been indicted on four counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

According to a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury today, Rasmussen robbed four banks in the course of two months: the Weokie Credit Union at 2727 Southwest 15th Street in Oklahoma City on March 5, 2019; the Bank of the West at 1600 Southwest 89th Street in Oklahoma City on March 18, 2019; RCB Bank at 800 Garth Brooks Boulevard in Yukon on April 5, 2019; and Community Bank of Oklahoma at 1227 West Grand Avenue in Chickasha on April 30, 2019.

An affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed on May 6, 2019, explains in connection with the final robbery that Rasmussen entered the Chickasha branch of Community Bank of Oklahoma at approximately 9:15 a.m. on April 30, 2019, and told a bank employee: "Give me all your 50’s and 100’s."  After the employee complied, he allegedly said: "That’s not enough.  Give me all your money."  He is alleged to have taken virtually all the money from the three tellers’ drawers, for a total reported loss of $10,474.  The affidavit states that while he did this, he brandished what appeared to be a pistol with a green grip.

Rasmussen was arrested on May 6 in downtown Oklahoma City and has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since that time.

If found guilty, Rasmussen faces a maximum potential penalty on each of the four counts of twenty years in prison, three years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and mandatory restitution.  If, however, the court determines his criminal history includes two or more serious violent felonies, he could be subject to mandatory life in prison.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI—Oklahoma City Field Office, the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Yukon Police Department, and the Chickasha Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wilson D. McGarry and Mary E. Walters are prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that these charges are merely allegations and that Rasmussen is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated December 4, 2019