FBI Los Angeles
Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller
(310) 996-3343
January 28, 2015

FBI and Multiple Beach City Police Departments Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Male Serial Bank Robber Known as Rolled Sleeves Bandit, Wanted for Seven Bank Robberies

Investigators with the FBI and a variety of beach city police departments, to include Huntington Beach, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, and Hermosa Beach, are seeking the public’s help in learning the identity of an unknown serial bank robber known as the “Rolled Sleeves Bandit,” a suspect linked to seven bank robberies since November.

Following separate bank robberies today in Huntington Beach, detectives and agents with the Huntington Beach Police Department and the Bank Robbery Apprehension Team (BRAT) responded to the banks and determined that the suspect matched the description and m.o. of the Rolled Sleeves Bandit. The BRAT is a partnership between the FBI and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

The Rolled Sleeves Bandit was given the nickname after he was seen by witnesses and in bank surveillance photos with his shirt sleeves rolled up in the initial robberies. The suspect, described as a white male, is further described as between 5’9” to 6’0” in height; approximately 230 pounds; approximately 35-45 years old; with a stocky build. During the robberies, the suspect pretends to be a signatory on what he says is his girlfriend’s account and then proceeds to ask the victim teller to verify information. Once the teller appears to be distracted, the suspect presents a note demanding cash, verbally demands cash in various denominations, and announces that he has a gun.

The suspect known as the Rolled Sleeves Bandit is currently linked to the following robberies:

  • November 14, 2014: OneWest 1100 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa
  • December 6, 2014: Citibank 20981 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach
  • December 22, 2014: Citibank 2710 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach
  • January 14, 2015: Citibank 1505 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
  • January 26, 2015: OneWest 1630 Montana Ave., Santa Monica
  • January 28, 2015: Bank of the West 19006 Brookhurst Street, Huntington Beach
  • January 28, 2015: U.S. Bank 19900 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

This case is being investigated by the Manhattan Beach Police Department; the Hermosa Beach Police Department; the Huntington Beach Police Department; the Santa Monica Police Department; and the FBI. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the Rolled Sleeves Bandit is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911.

Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division in its 7-county territory can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.