FBI Los Angeles
Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller
(310) 996-3343
June 15, 2018

Serial Bank Robber Dubbed 'Faux Badge Bandit' Sought by the FBI and Law Enforcement Partners

The FBI and local partners in various cities are seeking the public’s assistance in order to determine the identity of a bank robber known as the “Faux Badge Bandit.” The unidentified white male has been linked to four bank robberies since May 31st and may be impersonating a police officer. According to witnesses in some of the bank robberies, the suspect is wearing a 7 point badge on his hip along with a shoulder holster. A handgun has been brandished during the robberies and can also be seen inside the holster. Investigators believe the suspect may be armed with multiple weapons.

Anyone who has information about this suspect is urged to contact the FBI or dial 911 . Do not approach the suspect as he is considered armed and dangerous.

During the robberies, the suspect enters the bank carrying a bag and presents a note demanding cash. The suspect has threatened victim tellers that he would shoot co-workers if the victim did not comply with his demand.

The Faux Badge Bandit is further described as follows:

Race: White
Height: 6'0" 
Weight: 230 lbs.
Age: 40-50

The Faux Badge Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:

May 31, 2018 Wells Fargo Bank 1487 Foothill Boulevard La Verne

June 14, 2018 U.S. Bank 2355 E Colorado Boulevard Pasadena

June 14, 2018 Chase Bank 805 W Foothill Boulevard Claremont

June 15, 2018 Wells Fargo Bank 26900 Sierra Hwy Santa Clarita

Bank surveillance photographs are being issued to the media in order to generate tips from the public. Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of this suspect should contact the FBI or dial 911. The FBI may be reached 24 hours a day at 310-477-6565.

This investigation is being conducted by the Pasadena Police Department; the LaVerne Police Department; the Claremont Police Department; the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the FBI.

For information about additional bank robbers being sought in the Los Angeles region, please visit www.labankrobbers.org.