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News Release
Friday, February 6, 2009
Media Relations
   
   
Man Wanted for Series of Bank Robberies

(UPDATE)

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.



 LOCATION 
 DATE 
 TIME 
 VICTIM 
9618 W. Pico Bl. Mon. 2-2-09 1000 HRS
First Federal
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.

     
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