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Law Enforcement Seeks Luger Bandit in Connection With Two Violent, Takeover-Style Bank Robberies and an Attempted Bank Robbery in San Dimas

FBI Los Angeles March 08, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

Law enforcement in Los Angeles and San Bernardino County are seeking the public’s assistance in order to identify and determine the whereabouts of a bank robber linked to three incidents since early 2013, including two bank robberies and an attempted bank robbery today in the city of San Dimas.

The suspect was described by witnesses as a white or Hispanic male, approximately 30-40 years in age, between 5’8” and 6’0” in height, and weighing approximately 200 lbs.

During each robbery, the suspect orders employees and customers to the ground, brandishes a weapon, and demands cash in various denominations. The suspect’s weapon has been described as silver in color and resembling a German Luger-style weapon.

The suspect can be seen in bank surveillance photos wearing pullover sweatshirts with hoods and jeans, as well as a facemask, sunglasses, and black gloves to conceal his appearance. The suspect is also carrying a black bag with a strap during the robberies.

The Luger Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:

January 13, 2013
Wells Fargo
Granada Hills

February 18, 2013
Wells Fargo

March 8, 2013 (attempt)
Wells Fargo
San Dimas

Bank surveillance photographs are at the conclusion of this press release. Anyone with information as to the identity or the whereabouts of the unidentified suspect known as the Luger Bandit is urged to contact the FBI or dial 911. In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-888-CANT-HIDE (888-226-8443).

This investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Fontana Police Department.

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