BRIEF: Counties to our east seek help finding bank robber
Mar 09, 2013 (Ventura County Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Authorities in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties are asking for help in locating a man linked to three attempted and completed bank robberies this year, most recently Friday in San Dimas.
Officials said the robber orders employees and customers to the ground, demands cash in various denominations and brandishes a silver weapon that resembles a German Luger-style weapon.
In bank surveillance video, the man wears pullover sweatshirts with hood, a face mask, sunglasses and black gloves, and carries a black bag with a strap, authorities said.
He is between ages of 30 and 40, is between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall and weighs roughly 200 pounds, officials said.
On Jan. 3, the man robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Granada Hills. He hit a Wells Fargo in Fontana on Feb. 18. On Friday, he attempted to rob a Wells Fargo in San Dimas.
The FBI, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and Fontana Police Department are investigating.
Anyone with information can call the FBI at 888-CANT-HIDE (888-226-8443) or 911.
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