ANAHEIM (CBS) — The so-called “Snowboarder Bandit” may have struck again, after a man fitting the serial bank robber’s description robbed a Chase bank in Orange County.
A young man, wearing a black-and-gray snow hat and a gray V-neck sweater, walked into the Laguna Niguel bank in the 30200 block of Crown Valley Parkway about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, handed a teller a note and walked away with cash, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Authorities said the latest robbery is the eighth incident since Dec. 20 by a man matching the snowboarder bandit’s description. In addition to Laguna Niguel, he is believed to have targeted banks in Laguna Hills, Anaheim, Irvine, the unincorporated community of Ladera Ranch, and the Corona del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach, the Times reported.
Stacey Butler, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, spoke to Sgt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department.
Said Dunn, “He struck at a large shopping center — there are many banks in this proximity. There were open businesses in and around this area. We’re certain someone saw something.”
Anyone with information about any of these bank robberies is asked to call Anaheim Police Robbery Detective R. Martins at 714-765-1966 or 714-765-1900.