Man Wanted for Series of Bank Robberies

February 6, 2009


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

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

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

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

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  Tipsters may remain anonymous.