Serial Bandit SwitchesAppearance

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TACOMA, Wash. - (01/12/06) – A Russian immigrant wanted inconnection with four area robberies, including Monday’s atRainer CU, has changed in appearance to throw off authorities whoare searching for him. Police said Vladimir Shcherenkov, 27, robbedtwo more banks and shaved his beard since detectives began the huntfor the serial bank robber they called the "Yellow-jacketedRobber," because of what he wore during his first two holdups.Shcherenkov is also wanted for the Dec. 22 robbery at Wells Fargo,Jan. 3 hold-up at Columbia Bank, and Key Bank lastweekend.

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