FBI seeks 'Balding Bandit'

LA MIRADA - The FBI is seeking the public's help in identifying a man dubbed the "Balding Bandit" and suspected to be responsible for robberies of three La Mirada banks.The bank robber, known to law enforcement as the Balding Bandit due to his apparent receding hairline, passes a note during each robbery in which he demands cash and threatens to use a weapon. The suspect is described as a white male in his 50s. He has been alternately described as having a small beard or as unshaven. He has worn sunglasses during some of the robberies. The Balding Bandit is also known to carry a cloth bag in which he places the stolen cash. He is suspected of robbing a Chase Bank on May 14, another Chase Bank on July 23 and a Banco Popular on Tuesday. All bank branches were located in La Mirada. Anyone with information on the Balding Bandit's identity or whereabouts is asked to contact the FBI or Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, or call 911. The FBI in Los Angeles can be reached 24 hours a day at (888) CANT-HIDE.

********** Published: September 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 21