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News Release

Friday, March 9, 2018

Media Relations

Bank Robbery Series NR18077ti

March 21, 2018
On March 20, 2018, the Los Angeles Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Fugitive Apprehension Team have located and arrested Patrick Robert Day, a 42-year-old parolee at large, for the three March 5, 2018 bank robberies. This robbery series was dubbed "The Ginger Bandit." Day has an extensive criminal history, including arrests for narcotics violations and violent crimes. Investigators received several "tips" from the community that identified Robert Day as the Ginger Bandit. The Los Angeles Police Department wishes to thank the public for their assistance.

San Fernando:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles Field Office are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a series of bank robberies in the west San Fernando Valley.
The suspect walks into the banks, approaches the employees, and displays a note demanding money and threatening that he has a gun and/or bomb. The suspect then takes the money flees the location.

Locations Targeted
On March 5, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., in the 22800 block of Victory Boulevard
On March 5, 2018 at 2:40 p.m., in the 22000 block of Ventura Boulevard
On March 5, 2018 at 2:20 p.m., in the 21800 block of Sherman Way

Suspect is described as a male White, reddish brown hair, light colored eyes, 25 to 35-years-of-age, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 150 to 180 pounds.

If you have any information, contact Freddy Arroyo or Orlando Martinez, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6840 or Los Angeles FBI Field Office Special Agent Cat Moore at (310) 477-6565. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.