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Ray-Bandit Wanted in Multiple States, Including California
Suspect also known as McBandit

FBI Los Angeles December 18, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

The FBI and law enforcement partners in several states are seeking information in order to identify a bank robbery suspect that has been linked to multiple bank robberies in various parts of the United States, including in the cities of Glendora and Upland in the Southern California region. The suspect is an unidentified white male who was nicknamed the Ray-Bandit, based on the sunglasses he is suspected of wearing in the robberies that occurred in the Midwest. The suspect was known in Southern California as the McBandit after he was seen in bank surveillance photos carrying a paper bag from McDonalds. Following a comparison of bank surveillance photographs in various regions, as well as victim accounts and descriptions, the robberies are believed to be linked to the same suspect.

Bank surveillance photos from the Glendora, California, bank robbery are at the conclusion of this release, along with a link to the suspect’s wanted poster.

Based on a long-standing partnership between law enforcement and Clear Channel Outdoor, the advertising company will run digital ads in high-density areas in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities in Southern California over the next week featuring the Ray-Bandit in an effort to generate tips from the public.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect is asked to call 1 800-CALL-FBI. In the Los Angeles region, anyone with information may also call the local field office directly at 1-888-CANTHIDE (1-888-226-8443).

- Suspect’s FBI wanted poster