Friday, February 6, 2009
Man Wanted for Series of Bank Robberies
Los Angeles: On February 6, 2009, at around 11:00 a.m., the Salt & Pepper bandit robbed the First Federal Bank located at 9618 West Pico Boulevard.
The suspect has allegedly robbed at least 15 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 has been identified as 49-year-old Brian Robinson. He has a warrant for bank robbery in Arkansas.
|9618 W. Pico Bl.||Mon. 2-2-09||1000 HRS
|3012 N. Sepulveda Bl.||Sat. 1-24-09||1257 HRS||Bank Of America|
|11501 Santa Monica Bl.||Sat. 1-24-09||1215 HRS||Bank Of America|
|1201 N. Central Ave.||Thu. 1-22-09||1300 HRS||Citibank|
|2701 Wilshire Bl.||Tue. 1-20-09||1234 HRS||First Bank|
|2701 Wilshire Bl.||Sat. 1-17-09||1132 HRS||Wash. Mutual|
|464 N. Fairfax||Fri. 1-16-09||1358 HRS||First Federal|
|10680 W. Pico Bl.||Thu. 1-15-09||1525 HRS||Citibank|
|6245 Wilshire Bl.||Thu. 1-15-09||1130 HRS||Wells Fargo|
|13900 Seal Beach Bl.||Sat. 1-10-09||1015 HRS||Wash. Mutual|
|2001 Wilshire Bl.||Thu 1-08-09||1158 HRS||Union Bank|
|16001 Ventura Bl.||Thu. 1-08-09||1100 HRS||Citibank|
|310 N. Fairfax Ave.||Tue 1-06-09||1030 HRS||Wash. Mutual|
|2566 Overland Ave.||Tue. 1-06-09||0910 HRS||Cal National|
|3302 W. Pico Bl.||Mon. 1-05-09||1203 HRS||US Bank|
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.