Police Make Arrest in ‘Button-Down Bandit’ Bank Robberies

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Redlands police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a series of bank heists by a robber dubbed the “Button-down Bandit,” according to a authorities.


Authorities believe these surveillance images from various bank robberies show the same man, dubbed the “Button-down Bandit.” (Credit: FBI)

David Michael Younger is on federal probation for bank robbery with an active no bail warrant, according to a post on the City of Corona’s Facebook page.

Younger has been tied to a robbery at a Corona bank, as well as similar robberies in San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Orange County.

Younger was located in the City of Montclair and arrested after a short vehicle pursuit, authorities said.

Most recently, the robber was believed to have committed the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch in Riverside on Monday. The incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. at a branch located inside a Ralphs supermarket, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

In the previous week, he was believed to have robbed a U.S. Bank branch in La Quinta and and Bank of American branch in Seal Beach. He’s also suspected in the Nov. 15 robbery of a Yorba Lina Wells Fargo branch.

Information about bank robbery suspects in Southern California collected at labankrobbers.org.

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