‘Big A Bandit’ Sought in at Least 6 Bank Robberies in Orange County
Authorities were seeking the public’s help Thursday in identifying an armed robber linked to six bank heists in Orange County over a period of more than two years.
The unidentified robber is known as the “Big A Bandit” because he wears a baseball cap with a large A on the front during the robberies, according to a news release from the FBI.
The robber’s latest heist came just before 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at a Bank of the West in Fullerton, the release stated.
During Thursday’s robbery, the bandit displayed a handgun and used profanity while demanding large bills at the teller’s window, according to the release,
He used a white envelope to carry the stolen cash.
The robber was described as a white male, standing between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 foot tall and weighing between 190 and 200 pounds with a stocky build.
The Big A Bandit has been linked to robberies at five Bank of the West locations and one Comerica Bank dating back to May 2013, according to the FBI.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the FBI or call 911. In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 310 477-6565.
Additional information about bank robbers wanted in southern California can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.