Man Sought in 2 O.C. Bank Robberies, Including 1 in Which He Claimed to Have Gun: FBI

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The FBI has released these surveillance images of the wanted man.

The FBI was searching for a man believed to have robbed two Orange County banks this week, federal authorities said.

In the first bank robbery, which occurred at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in the city of Orange on Tuesday, the man presented a note indicating he was robbing the bank and mentioned “100s and 50s,” according to Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles office.

He then got away on foot.

The robber was described as being white, between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, slender, with a light complexion and a clean-shaven appearance, Eimiller stated in an email.

He wore a long-sleeved black T-shirt, dark jeans, and had a baseball hat with an orange bill and some sort of logo. The man also carried a khaki bag, she added.

Two days later, the same man was believed to have robbed a Bank of the West in Santa Ana, according to Eimiller. This time, he presented a note stating he had a gun and was robbing the bank.

The note read in part, “I have a gun, no dye packs,” Eimiller said.

In the second incident, the robber had on eyeglasses, a dark, long-sleeved shirt, and a blue hat with a star logo, the spokeswoman said.

The Bank Robbery Apprehension Team — which is comprised of the FBI and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department — is investigating both cases.

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