Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, are seeking the public’s help with apprehending a man accused of robbing several banks in Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
Beginning Nov. 22, 2019, an unidentified male had committed robberies at five different banks with the most recent robbery occurring Monday in Hollywood, detectives said Wednesday.
The man would approach the teller window and threaten to shoot everyone in the bank unless he was given cash, detectives said. He would then flee the location on foot.
He is described as being black, with black hair and a beard. He is 6 feet tall, weighs about 170 to 200 pounds and is known to wear dark clothing and sunglasses, detectives said.
Anyone with information can contact detectives Freddy Arroyo or Daniel Jaramillo at 213-486-6840.
The 20K Bandit has been linked to 5 LA bank robberies since 11/22, including 3 in a row on 12/16 on Santa Monica & Sunset Blvds. He passes a note & threatens that victims who don't comply will be shot. If you have a tip, please call the #FBI, @LAPDHQ or @LASDHQ #WantedWednesday pic.twitter.com/nNwgDQO5fM
— FBI Los Angeles (@FBILosAngeles) December 19, 2019