FBI Seeks Help Identifying 2 Southland Bank Robbers

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Law enforcement officials were asking for the public’s help in identifying two men wanted in connection with multiple bank robberies in Los Angeles County.

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Authorities released surveillance photos of the “Foothills Bandit,” top, and “Valley Bandit,” bottom. (Credit: FBI Los Angeles)

The so-called Valley Bandit and Foothills Bandit are wanted for two separate series of bank robberies, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Witnesses described the “Valley Bandit” as Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 25 to 35 years old, 5-feet-9-inches to 6-feet tall, 180 to 200 pounds. As his moniker indicates, he has been linked to a string of five robberies in four San Fernando Valley locations — Northridge, North Hills, Winnetka and Granada Hills — the FBI said.

The “Foothills Bandit” was described as white, 23 to 30 years old, about 5-feet-7-inches tall, 150 to 160 pounds. He has been linked to robberies in Glendora, Arcadia and Temple City, FBI officials said.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of either man was urged to contact the FBI or call 911.

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1 Comment

  • Shazbot2013

    Here's an idea for the banks. Take just a small portion of the service fees you gouge from your customers and buy a decent camera. I had a cell phone 10 years ago that took better pictures than what you use for your so called 'security' cameras.