Los Angeles News
"Midnight Bandit" Has Robbed Over Fifty Stores
By Sebastian Sarti
Jun 4, 2013 - 6:19:33 PM

SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau Detectives held a press conference on Monday, June 3, to ask for the public’s help in capturing a robbery suspect that they are calling the “Midnight Bandit.”
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Video footage of suspect.

The Sheriff’s Department has released multiple images of the suspect that were captured by store cameras.

The suspect has allegedly robbed 58 gas stations between April 2012 and May 22, 2013. His standard method of operation is that he enters gas stations and convenience stores with lone clerks between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. The “Midnight Bandit” enters the stores armed and then steals the money in the cash register.

He has committed crimes throughout the Los Angeles area including: Glendale, Monterey Park, Anaheim, Santa Monica, Lakewood, Huntington Park, Garden Grove, Pasadena, Paramount, Culver City, Burbank, Torrance, Diamond Bar, Cerritos, Buena Park, Bell, La Palma, and Lawndale. His most recent crime occurred on May 22.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau is collaborating with 18 other law enforcement agencies.

The “Midnight Bandit” is allegedly a Black male, between 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 180-200 pounds, and 25-30 years old.

Individuals with information on the “Midnight Bandit” should contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau by calling 592-946-7893 or by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800)-222-8477 if you prefer to remain anonymous.



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