The man believed to be the “Hills Bandit” reportedly pleaded not guilty in a Santa Ana courtroom Monday to a string of bank robberies that stretched from Santa Barbara to Laguna Niguel.
The so-called “AK-47 Bandit” bank robber who shot a Chino police officer during a heist is believed to now be robbing banks in the Seattle area.
BanThe FBI says bank robberies have significantly dropped in Southern California, thanks to closer cooperation among law enforcement agencies, better security measures at banks and more media coverage.
A parolee dubbed the “Puffy Coat Bandit” has been indicted by a federal grand jury for seven bank heists in Southern California.
A 25-year-old man pleaded not guilty Thursday to being the so-called “All Ears” bandit.
A man suspected in a series of bank robberies since May was behind bars in Santa Ana. Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino says 45-year-old Michael David Marano of Santa Ana was arrested about 11 a.m. Friday as he left a home where he was staying with a woman.
A federal judge has sentenced Southern California’s “Golden Years Bandit” to five years in prison.