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‘Make It Quick’ Bandit Linked to 10th Bank Robbery
Gardena Bank Hit Four Times; U.S. Bank Offers Reward

FBI Los Angeles May 17, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller (310) 996-3343

An unidentified male bank robber linked to at least 10 robberies in the south bay area of Los Angeles County is suspected of robbing a Gardena bank inside a supermarket on Friday, a branch he is suspected of robbing three previous times since 2011. U.S. Bank is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in exchange for information provided to law enforcement that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for these robberies.

The FBI and local law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County are seeking information leading to the suspect’s identity. The robber is known as the “Make it Quick” Bandit based on the instructions he has given to victim tellers while demanding cash.

During today’s robbery at a U.S. Bank located inside a Vons supermarket, the suspect presented a demand note and, according to the victim teller, apologized as he took the cash. During his robberies, the suspect has been seen in bank surveillance photos wearing sunglasses and has indicated to victim tellers that one or more people were waiting outside of the bank. The suspect has targeted banks inside grocery stores and witnesses have advised investigators that he usually spends time wandering the aisles of the grocery store prior to committing the robbery.

The Make It Quick Bandit is further described as Hispanic with dark hair, possibly thinning on top, with a goatee; 5’10”-6’01” tall; 200–230 lbs.; and between 25-35 years of age.

The Make It Quick Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:

January 4, 2009 U.S. Bank 1221 S. Gaffey San Pedro
June 25, 2011 U.S. Bank 1221 S. Gaffey San Pedro
September 21, 2011 U.S. Bank 500 E. Manchester Inglewood
October 26, 2011 U.S. Bank 200 E. Sepulveda Carson
November 13, 2011 U.S. Bank 500 E. Manchester Inglewood
December 21, 2011 U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach Gardena
June 30, 2012 U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach Gardena
July 14, 2012 U.S. Bank 1770 W. Carson Torrance
August 24, 12 U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach Gardena
May 17, 13 U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach Gardena

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 Make It Quick Bandit are below. Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.

Photos from the May 17 Gardena Bank robbery:

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LA Make It Quick Bandit 5/17_03

This investigation is being conducted by detectives and officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; Gardena Police Department; Inglewood Police Department; Torrance Police Department; and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.