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Photos Released Of Suspected Lake Elsinore Bank Robber

Dubbed the "Puffy Coat Bandit" because of a large thermal jacket he wears, the suspect is linked to at least four bank robberies in Southern California.

Authorities have released images of the man suspected of pulling off several Southland bank heists,

Dubbed the "Puffy Coat Bandit" because of a large thermal jacket he wears, the suspect is linked to at least four bank robberies in Southern California, including a Union Bank in Glendora on Dec. 30, as well as US Bank in Chino, a Premier Services Bank in Corona and Mission Oaks National Bank in Lake Elsinore, according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.

During last week's robbery in Glendora in the 600 block of West Route 66, the suspect presented a demand note to one of the tellers and simulated a weapon, according to Lt. Jaime Caldwell of Glendora Police.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, exited the bank and left the area in a waiting vehicle, which was last seen heading south on Grand Avenue in Glendora.

Authorities describe the suspect as a white male in his late 30s to mid 40s, wearing a black ski-type jacket and black beanie, bewtween 6'1" and 6'4" with a thin or medium build. The getaway vehicle is described as a light-colored sedan, possibly a Ford or a Mercury.

The "Puffy Coat Bandit" is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this robbery or the others can submit a tip online at the labankrobbers.org web site, or by calling the 24-hour tip line at the FBI's Los Angeles office, (310) 477-6565.

Tonto January 04, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Looks straight from an Occupy protest. A role model against the evil banks :(
UNCLE FESTER January 04, 2012 at 03:40 PM
the car is either a sable or taurus...late 80's early 90's..
Edison Carter January 05, 2012 at 05:40 PM
It amazes me that in this day and age, people with home webcams get better quality photos.
UNCLE FESTER January 06, 2012 at 01:42 AM
ive been saying that for years... they REFUSE to buy quality cameras but, they have no problem cutting the interest rate they pay on c-d's and account rates or charging more to use the services... dumb asses..

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