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FBI and Local Law Enforcement Seek Serial Bank Robber
Suspect Wanted in Five Robberies, Three of Which Occurred in 24 Hours

FBI Los Angeles July 24, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

The FBI and local law enforcement officers in Whittier, Moreno Valley, and Buena Park are seeking information leading to the identity of an unidentified female bank robber known as the “Plain Jane Bandit.”

Late in the day on Monday, July 23, the suspect known as the Plain Jane Bandit was linked to two bank robberies in the city of Moreno Valley and then a third robbery the morning of July 24 in the city of Buena Park.

During the robberies, the suspect uses written and verbal demands and indicates that someone, possibly an accomplice, is waiting for her outside the bank. Witnesses have described the suspect as an Hispanic female between 5’03”-5’05” in height, 150-170 lbs., between 35-40 years old, and possibly driving a four-door silver vehicle with a sunroof.

During an interview with a witness in one of the earlier robberies, the suspect’s appearance was described as that of a “plain Jane.” Further, witnesses have seen a possible scar below or next to her right eye, as well as a possible tattoo on her right shoulder area.

The Plain Jane Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:

July 12, 2012 U.S. Bank 13372 E. Telegraph Rd. Santa Fe Springs
July 19, 2012 U.S. Bank 13525 Whitter Blvd Whittier
July 23, 2012 Chase 14425 Moreno Beach Blvd Moreno Valley
July 23, 2012 U.S. Bank 12721 Moreno Beach Blvd Moreno Valley
July 24, 2012 U.S. Bank 5470 Beach Blvd Buena Park


Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911.

Bank surveillance photographs of the Plain Jane Bandit are being provided to the media. Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.

This investigation is being conducted by detectives and officers with the Whittier Police Department, Moreno Valley Police Department, Buena Park Police Department, and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Photos of the suspect:

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect

Bank Robbery Suspect