The FBI has released these photos of a bank robber who has been dubbed “The Tourist Bandit” who struck in Venice yesterday and West Hollywood on Monday.
Both bank robberies were at Bank of America branches.
A FBI spokeswoman said the suspect was described as a white male in his 40s who claimed he had a bomb and a gun. Neither was actually seen by witnesses.
In Venice, he wore a hooded sweatshirt with yellow lettering that said “Venice Beach, CA” underscored by a logo, which was unclear.
During the West Hollywood robbery, he wore a hooded sweatshirt with yellow UCLA lettering.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI or dial 911. In the greater Los Angeles area, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443).
Additional information and photographs of bank robbers currently being sought by the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office can be found by visiting www.labankrobbers.org.
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