West Hollywood News
"Haggler Bandit" Sought In Bank Robberies
By Rosana Clarkson
Sep 6, 2012 - 5:42:11 AM
BEVERLY HILLS—On August 31, federal officials reported that an unidentified man was allegedly involved in a series of bank robberies and attempted robberies that occurred in multiple locations, including banks near West Hollywood and Beverly Hills; four of the alleged incidents occurred within the same day.
The suspect is reported to be a black male between 5'8" to 6',
150-170 pounds and between his late 20s to about 40 years of age.
The identified man—nicknamed the "Haggler Bandit" because he allegedly "haggled" over the amount of money he expected when ordering tellers to give him cash—allegedly passed a note to the victims during the robberies; in one instance, he allegedly made a verbal threat to use a weapon.
The following are a list of banks, their locations and the dates of their respective occurrences:
1) August 22, Citibank, 161 West California, Pasadena
2) August 30, Wells Fargo, 655 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena
3) August 30, Chase, 690 West Huntington, Monrovia
4) August 31, Chase, 100 North La Cienega, Los Angeles
5) August 31, Citibank, 300 South Fairfax, Los Angeles
Anyone with additional information on the suspect or these incidents may contact the Pasadena Police Department, the Monrovia Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the F.B.I., or dial 911. In Southern CA, the F.B.I. is available 24 hours a day at 1-888-CANT-HIDE (1-888-226-8443).
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