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