FBI, LASD Seek Help in Identifying the Trojan Horse Bandit, Linked to Five Bank Robberies in Los Angeles County in Three Months
|FBI Los Angeles December 17, 2010|
The FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are seeking the public's assistance by asking for information leading to the identity of an unknown male bank robber believed to be responsible for five bank robberies since September 2010 in Los Angeles County. The bandit, described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20-30, between 5'2" and 5'9" in height, and between 120-160 pounds in weight, is known to law enforcement as the Trojan Horse Bandit, since he has been described by witnesses as having worn University of Southern California (USC) Trojan team apparel. The suspect, as can be seen in bank surveillance photographs being released to the media, changes his attire between robberies, and has been seen wearing different hats, gloves, and glasses. Although no weapon has been seen during the robberies, the suspect has threatened a firearm and has threatened to shoot victims inside the bank.
The Trojan Horse Bandit has been linked to the following bank robberies in 2010:
- 09/14 - Bank of America, Bellflower
- 11/01 - Bank of America, Downey
- 11/12 - Chase Bank, Bellflower
- 12/06 - Union Bank, Bellflower
- 12/13 - Union Bank, Bellflower
Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the Trojan Horse Bandit is urged to contact the FBI, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, or dial 911 immediately. In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443).
Please visit www.labankrobbers.org for additional information about bank robbery suspects in the greater Los Angeles area.