Serial Bank Robbers Sought in Unrelated Cases for Robberies in Multiple Counties
|Los Angeles FBI October 12, 2012|
The FBI and law enforcement officers in multiple cities where the below-listed bank robberies have occurred are seeking information from the public that leads to the identity of unidentified male bank robbers wanted for two separate series of bank robberies. The suspects were given monikers of “Desperate Bandit” and “Don’t Even Bandit” in order to link the robberies for law enforcement responding to banks in multiple counties since August. Bandit names are generated based on witness descriptions of the appearance or behavior of a suspect during the initial robberies to which they are linked.
Don’t Even Bandit
During the robberies linked to the “Don’t Even Bandit,” the suspect uses written and verbal demands for cash. Witnesses have described the suspect as a black male, between 5’06”-5’08” in height, 150-170 lbs., and between 35-40 years old. During one of the robberies, the suspect was seen getting into a black vehicle, described as a Nissan Versa.
The Don’t Even Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:
|August 27, 2012||Bank of America||735 N. Euclid Ave||Ontario|
|September 7, 2012||Citibank||8401 Sierra Blvd||Fontana|
|September 8, 2012||Bank of the West
||855 W. Valley Blvd||Alhambra|
|September 17, 2012
||One West||144 N. 2nd St||Covina|
|September 27, 2012||Bank of the West||9000 E Valley Blvd||Rosemead|
|October 4, 2012
||Bank of America||Brookhurst Street||Garden Grove|
During the robberies linked to the Desperate Bandit, the suspect enters the bank and has asked to cash a company check. The suspect also makes verbal demands for cash and presents a typed demand note that threatens a gun. The suspect has been seen driving a late model, four-door, white Toyota Corolla with a factory spoiler, and he is further described as a white male with a chubby build, between 40-50 years of age, between 5’9” and 6’0” tall, approximately 200 lbs., with a combination of brown and gray hair. The suspect is seen during the robberies carrying a dark merchant bag and has also used a disguise during some of the robberies, including a wig, a mustache, and eyeglasses. The Desperate Bandit typically wears a baseball cap, cargo shorts, and tennis shoes.
The Desperate Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:
|August 8, 12||US Bank||12801 Central Avenue||Chino|
|August 14, 2012||Bank of the West||3021 Yorba Linda||Fullerton|
|September 5, 2012
||US Bank||3800 E. La Palma||Anaheim|
|September 14, 2012||Bank of the West||701 E. 1st Street||Tustin|
|September 14, 2012||Bank of America||2601 Green River||Corona|
|September 28, 2012||US Bank||201 E. Yorba Linda||Placentia|
|October 5, 2012||Bank of the West||1330 S. Beach Blvd La||Habra|
Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of either suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911.
Bank surveillance photographs of the Don’t Even Bandit and the Desperate 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.
Photos of the Don’t Even Bandit:
Photos of the Desperate Bandit: