Make it Quick Bandit strikes again

GARDENA - The robbery suspect known as the Make it Quick Bandit has struck again, authorities say, striking a Gardena bank last Friday.FBI officials said he robbed a U.S. Bank located inside a Vons supermarket. He allegedly handed a bank teller a note demanding cash. It's the third time the Make it Quick Bandit has robbed the same bank, FBI officials said. During other robberies, the suspect has been seen in bank surveillance photos wearing sunglasses and has indicated to bank tellers that one or more people are waiting outside the bank. He is described as Hispanic with dark hair (possibly thinning on top) with a goatee. He is about 6 feet tall, 200-230 lbs. and between 25-35 years old. He has been linked to nine bank robberies - all U.S. Banks - dating to 2009. U.S. Bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading the suspect's arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the Make it Quick Bandit should call 911.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20