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‘Make It Quick’ Bandit Linked To 10th Bank Heist In Four Years

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(credit: FBI Press Relations/Los Angeles Field Office)

(credit: FBI Press Relations/Los Angeles Field Office)

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A bank robber, dubbed the “Make It Quick” bandit was linked to his 10th hold up in four years Monday, police said.

The suspect robbed a U.S. Bank located inside a Gardena Vons supermarket around 5 p.m. Friday.

“The suspect presented a demand note and, according to the victim teller, apologized as he took the cash,” Steve Prendergast of the Gardena Police Department said.

He is believed to have held up that same bank branch a total of four times since 2011.

The suspect has also been linked to the following robberies:

Jan. 4, 2009: U.S. Bank 1221 S. Gaffey, San Pedro
June 25, 2011: U.S. Bank 1221 S. Gaffey, San Pedro
Sept. 21, 2011: U.S. Bank 500 E. Manchester, Inglewood
Oct. 26, 2011: U.S. Bank 200 E. Sepulveda, Carson
Nov. 13, 2011: U.S. Bank 500 E. Manchester, Inglewood
Dec. 21, 2011: U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach, Gardena
June 30, 2012: U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach, Gardena
July 14, 2012: U.S. Bank 1770 W. Carson, Torrance
Aug. 24, 2012: U.S. Bank 1260 W. Redondo Beach, Gardena

“The robber is known as the ‘Make it Quick’ Bandit based on the instructions he has given to victim tellers while demanding cash,” Prendergast said.

The suspect is believed to be Hispanic, between 25 and 35 years old with dark hair and a goatee. He is between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs more than 200 pounds.

U.S. Bank is offering a reward of up to $10,000 in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for these robberies.

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