Friday, January 23, 2009
Man Wanted for Series of Bank Robberies
On January 24, 2009, at around 12:18 noon, the Salt & Pepper bandit hit the Bank of America located at 11501 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The suspect has allegedly robbed at least 12 banks since January 5 to January 22, 2009. He has been nicknamed “Salt & Pepper Bank Bandit” due to his hair. His method of operation is to present a
note to the teller and demand cash. Afterwards, the suspect flees in a getaway car described as a gold 1993-1997 Toyota Corolla.
The suspect is a male Black and has mustache and goatee. He wears a two tone reversible black and grey jacket. He stands 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 170 pounds.
|1201 N. CENTRAL AVE||THU 1-22-09||1:00 PM||CITIBANK|
|2701 WILSHIRE BLVD||TUE 1-20-09||12:34 PM
|2701 WILSHIRE BLVD||SAT 1-17-09||11:32 PM||WASH. MUTUAL|
|464 N. FAIRFAX||FRI 1-16-09||13:58 PM||FIRST FEDERAL|
|10680 W. PICO BLVD||THU 1-15-09||3:25 PM||CITIBANK|
|6245 WILSHIRE BLVD||THU 1-15-09||11:30 AM||WELLS FARGO|
|13900 SEAL BEACH BL||SAT 1-10-09||10:15 AM||WASH. MUTUAL|
|2001 WILSHIRE BLVD||THU 1-08-09||11:58 AM||UNION BANK|
|16001 VENTURA BLVD||THU 1-08-09||11:00 AM||CITIBANK|
|310 N. FAIRFAX AV||TUE 1-06-09||10:30 AM||WASH. MUTUAL|
|2566 OVERLAND AV||TUE 1-06-09||9:10 AM||CAL NATIONAL|
|3302 W. PICO BLVD||MON 1-05-09||12:03 AM||US BANK|
Surveillance photographs are available through Media Relations Section.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tracy Benjamin, Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-485-2511. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD. Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website www.lapdonline.org. Tipsters may remain anonymous.