FBI: ‘Make it Quick’ Bandit Sought in 11 Hold-Ups

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GARDENA, Calif. (KTLA) — Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, were asking for help on Wednesday finding a serial bank robber in the South Bay.

He has hit 11 U.S. Bank branches since 2009, all located inside grocery stores, according to investigators.

The robber has been dubbed the “Make it Quick” bandit becasue instructs tellers to move quickly, authorities said.


This surveillance image shoes the alleged “Make it Quick” bandit. (FBI)

He usually spends time walking the aisles inside the stores before the robberies.

The most recent hold-up happened on May 25 at a U.S. Bank inside a Vons supermarket, located at 1221 S. Gaffey St. in San Pedro.

The man has allegedly hit that same location two times before, on Jan. 4, 2009, and on June 25, 2011, authorities said.

He was also believed to be responsible for robberies at these U.S. Bank branches:

1260 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Gardena: Dec. 21, 2011, June 30, 2012, Aug. 24, 2012  and May 17, 2013

-500 E. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood: Sept. 21, 2011, and Nov. 13, 2011

-200 E. Sepulveda Blvd., Carson: Oct. 26, 2011

-1770 W. Carson St., Torrance: July 14, 2012

The man was described as Hispanic and 25 to 35 years old, with dark hair and a goatee.

He was about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 200 to 230 pounds, according to police.

The FBI, along with the LAPD, the Carson Sheriff’s Station, and police in Gardena, Torrance and Inglewood were working together on the case.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to contact the FBI’s Los Angeles office at (310) 477-6565 or their local police.

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