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.
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