Plain Jane Bandit strikes in Downey

DOWNEY - The Plain Jane Bandit, suspected of robbing or attempting to rob seven local banks this month alone, struck in Downey Monday, FBI officials said.Authorities say the woman attempted to rob the Bank of America at 10010 Paramount Blvd. at about 2:15 p.m. Downey Police and the FBI responded. She is also suspected of robbing a Chase bank in Cerritos on Tuesday. The FBI dubbed the woman the Plain Jane Bandit after a witness described her appearance as that of a "plain Jane." During the robberies, she uses written and verbal demands and indicates that someone, possibly an accomplice, is waiting outside the bank. Witnesses have described the suspect as a Hispanic female, 35-40 years old, about 5 ft. 5 inches tall and 150-170 pounds. She may have a scar below her right eye, and a tattoo on her right shoulder. She may be driving a four-door silver vehicle with a sunroof. A $10,000 reward is being offered for her arrest and conviction. If you see the Plain Jane Bandit, or know her identity, call 911.

********** Published: August 02, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 16