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‘Make It Quick’ Bandit Suspected In 8 South Bay Robberies

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Friday released surveillance photos of a man suspected of robbing eight grocery store bank branches in the South Bay since 2009.

Investigators say the suspect spends time wandering the aisles of the store before he allegedly confronts the teller demanding cash.

Laura Eimiller of the Federal Bureau of Investigation says that during the robberies, the suspect tells the bank tellers that “one or more people are waiting outside.”

The so-called “Make it Quick” bandit is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 25 to 35.

He weighs about 200 to 230 pounds and is between 5’10” to 6’0 tall with dark hair and a goatee.

The robberies occurred at in-store branches in San Pedro, Inglewood, Carson, Gardena and Torrance, authorities said.

Anyone with more information about this case or the whereabouts of the suspect was urged to call their nearest FBI office or dial 911.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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