- Saturday August 18th, 2012 :: 09:50 a.m. PDT
"Make It Quick" Bandit WANTED for 8 Bank Robberies- San Pedro, Inglewood, Carson, Gardena, Torrance - U.S. Bank in Grocery Stores
FBI NEWS RELEASE
INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO SEEK THE “MAKE IT QUICK” BANDIT, WANTED FOR EIGHT BANK ROBBERIES IN SOUTH BAY LOS ANGELES SINCE 2009
The FBI and local law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County are seeking information leading to the identity of an unidentified male bank robber known as the “Make it Quick” Bandit.
During the robberies, the suspect has been seen in bank surveillance photos wearing sunglasses and has indicated to victim tellers that one or more people are waiting outside of the bank. The suspect robs banks inside grocery stores and witnesses have advised investigators that he usually spends time wandering the aisles of the grocery store.
The Make It Quick Bandit is further described as Hispanic with dark hair, possibly thinning on top, with a goatee; 5’10” - 6’01,” 200–230 lbs. and between 25 -35 years of age.
The Make It Quick Bandit has been linked to the following robberies:
1/4/2009 U.S. Bank - 1221 S. Gaffey, San Pedro
6/25/2011 U.S. Bank - 1221 S. Gaffey, San Pedro
9/21/2011 U.S. Bank - 500 E. Manchester, Inglewood
10/26/2011 U.S. Bank - 200 E. Sepulveda, Carson
11/13/2011 U.S. Bank - 500 E. Manchester, Inglewood
12/21/2011 U.S. Bank - 1260 W. Redondo Beach, Gardena
6/30/2012 U.S. Bank - 1260 W. Redondo Beach, Gardena
7/14/2012 U.S. Bank - 1770 W. Carson, Torrance
The Make It Quick Bandit has been profiled publicly in the past but has continued to elude capture. 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 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.
In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached toll free, 24 hours a day, at 888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443). Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
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.
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