GLENDORA (CBSLA.com) — The FBI is on the hunt for the so-called “Foothills Bandit.”
The wanted bank robber has struck at least three times, according to the FBI and law enforcement officials.
He has committed bank robberies in Glendora, Temple City and Central Los Angeles.
Bandit Names are generated based on witness descriptions of the appearance or behavior of a suspect during the initial robberies to which they’re linked, says the FBI.
The suspect reportedly enters the bank and displays a device with various wires, tubes and blinking lights. The suspect has stated the device is a bomb as he demands cash.
The Foothills Bandit has been described as a white male, 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches. He is also described as 150 to 160 lbs., and approximately 23 – 30 years of age.
The Foothills Bandit has been linked to the following list of bank robberies:
• 5/28/13 Union Bank 601 W. Route 66, Glendora
• 6/3/13 Citibank 100 S. 1st St Arcadia (Central) Los Angeles
• 6/6/13 Wells Fargo 9635 E. Las Tunas Drive, Temple City
Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the Foothills Bandit is urged to contact their nearest FBI office, sheriff’s or police station, or dial 911.