FBI Seeks Help Identifying ‘Helmet Head Bandit’ in Connection With 2 Recent Bank Robberies

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FBI officials are asking for help in identifying a man who allegedly robbed two banks while wearing a helmet.

The "Helmet Head Bandit" is seen in a photo provided by the FBI on Aug. 31, 2016.
The “Helmet Head Bandit” is seen in a photo provided by the FBI on Aug. 31, 2016.

The man, who has been dubbed the “Helmet Head Bandit,” is linked to an attempted robbery in Tujunga Wednesday, a successful robbery at a Chase Bank in Tujunga on Aug. 16 and another on Aug. 20 in La Cañada Flintridge, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

He allegedly tells tellers he has a weapon and in at least one incident, a witness described seeing the barrel of a gun sticking out of the man’s backpack, Eimiller said.

He then leaves on a motorcycle. Officials did not have description of the motorcycle.

Anyone with information about the suspect can send tips to 310-477-6565.


KTLA’s Matt Phillips contributed to this story. 

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