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FBI Seeks 'Button-Down Bandit' in Riverside, OC Bank Robberies

The "Button-down Bandit" is believed to be responsible for bank robberies in Riverside, La Quinta, Yorba Linda and Seal Beach—all which occurred during the past few weeks.

FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking this man in connection with bank robberies in four cities. (Photo: FBI)
FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking this man in connection with bank robberies in four cities. (Photo: FBI)

The FBI sought the public's help today tracking down a serial bank robber known as the "Button-down Bandit," who is believed to be responsible for bank robberies in Riverside, La Quinta, Yorba Linda and Seal Beach.

During the robberies, the suspect entered the banks and presented a teller a demand note with statements such as "Don't make me do it" or "You have thirty seconds," according to the FBI.

He also passed notes during the robberies demanding $50 or $100 denominations, suggesting someone would otherwise get hurt.  

The bank robberies occurred Nov. 15 at a Wells Fargo in Yorba Linda; Nov. 25 at a Bank of America in Seal Beach; Nov. 27 at a U.S. Bank in La Quinta; and Monday at a U.S. Bank in Riverside.  

The "Button-down Bandit" was described as a white male with white hair with a slender build, between 150 and 160 pounds and 45 to 50 years old. Anyone with information was asked to call the nearest FBI office or dial 911.

—City News Service

American Woman December 03, 2013 at 08:31 PM
desperate times call for robbing banks I guess. If Obama would focus on jobs instead of gay marriage, amnesty and his lame healthcare law.
Pauly December 03, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Just having that fool in office is a job killer along with just about every one of his lame brained ideas. We are going to see a lot more bank robberies and other crimes before things get better,if ever.
turnitaround December 03, 2013 at 09:27 PM
LOL, someone robs a bank and you bring up Obama? So before Obama, no bank was ever robbed? Hey, I'm constipated, must be Obama. I'm hungry, Obama. Gotta pee, Obama.
American Woman December 03, 2013 at 09:56 PM
Turnitaround, did I not mention the economy? Obama has not done squat to turn it around. He is a tool. Anyone who voted for him is an asshat and part of the problem.
American Woman December 03, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Turnitaround, what about those skewed unemployment numbers during the 2012 election?????? Stop being a typical libtard by sweeping all Obamas indiscretions under the rug. Makes you look so darn weak.
Jardona December 03, 2013 at 11:09 PM
You're a idiot! it's not Obama's fault there are no jobs. It's corporate America's fault. He can't make these employers hire anyone if they chose not to. He created a job bill and congress shut it down because they said the bridges didn't need to fixed, nor the streets and we don't need any teachers, firefighters or cops. So if you want to blame someone blame these employers who rather have 1 person working several positions and congress. Also the businesses that have sent their jobs overseas. The economy isn't going to get better until those racist idiots in congress realize they're not hurting President Obama they're hurting the American people. You're a asshat and you're the problem. Everything that Obama has tried to do to fix the economy those racist idiots in congress voted against it because they can't get any kickbacks from the programs so they're not going to vote for it. So why don't you take a seat and shut the hell up. You obviously have been living under a rock. You must be a repub because their females are all brainwashed and stupid ass hell and like being told what to do and when to do it. Recommend
Antonio December 04, 2013 at 11:09 AM
In case you forgot, when Republican George W. Bush left office the U.S. was losing 170,000 jobs a month and our economy was in free fall. So far in 2013 the U.S. has added an average of 200,000 jobs per month. AW, you might want to wipe the bias out of your eyes it's really starting to affect your vision.
Timo December 04, 2013 at 10:54 PM
I agree turnitaround. I don't care for Obama but this stuff happens everyday. Especially around the holidays.
American Woman December 04, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Maybe Lyn if you did your homework you would realize that the economy took a dump when the dems took over congress. You do realize that the biggest reason we went into a recession is because of the libs and their brilliant mortgage loan scam? I really wish Lyn wasnt so dumb
American Woman December 04, 2013 at 11:36 PM
lyn do you fly around on a unicorn? Do you know what gas prices were when Obama took office? $1.86.
American Woman December 04, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Obama has added more Americans to disability and most of those jobs are govt jobs. Those do not count. We need private sector jobs Einstein! Now go use your EBT card and buy a brain.
American Woman December 04, 2013 at 11:54 PM
I bring up Obama because he is the root to most evil.
turnitaround December 05, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Funny how I comment on how silly it is to make this article political and suddenly a few folks know my political stance. This man robbing a bank has nothing more to do with Obama than me deciding to eat a tuna sandwich today. Just Google bank robberies, there is a history dating back to the 1800's. If I go rob a bank can we just blame Obama and not me? You guys are ridiculous and the exact reason that our political system is so divided. You just want to moan and complain and make everything political. Can't you go find a political story so at least it makes sense? It's scary to know people like this vote, truly, scary.
turnitaround December 05, 2013 at 11:37 AM
America Woman and the rest of you, go look up the Guam poison mouse drop, it cost $8 million dollars. Go complain there.
Antonio December 05, 2013 at 04:39 PM
AW, lets take your education to the next level. What did the Democrat Congress do affect the economy?
turnitaround December 06, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Lyn for the last time this guy robbed a bank because he's a criminal. Under no circumstances will I rob a bank despite the political climate or economy. My education has nothing to do with this. I'm simply pointing out that this article is irrelevant to politics. Should any of you want to make it that way, then go ahead and look up bank robberies under either political party and I suggest you also look at the pardons that GW Bush did under his term. I think you'll be shocked with who he thought was ok to release.

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