3 of 10 Most Wanted Robbers Hit OC Banks

Categories: Crime-iny
In announcing that the 287 Southern California bank robberies in 2011 maintained a downward trend in such crimes--there were 2,600 reported in the same region in 1992--the FBI also listed its 10 most wanted serial robbers of SoCal banks.

Three of the 10 who have struck multiple times included Orange County banks on their hit lists.

Here they are now:

Cheekbone Bandit

M.O.: According to witnesses, the suspect enters bank and announces "Give me all your money" to the bank tellers. The robber repeatedly demands, "Fifties and hundreds." Robber is inside the bank in less than a minute. The robber has been seen getting into the passenger side of various vehicles, including a late model gray or silver four door BMW with chrome rims; a spray painted or silver Honda Accord; or a four door Chevy Silverado Crew Cab Long Bed 1998 to 2000. During at least one robbery, the driver was described as a white male with blond hair.
Gender: male
Race: white
Build: slender
Height: 6'0"-6'3"
Weight: 175-190 lbs.
Age: 30s
Hair: light
Skin: sunburned, red to pink, possibly peeling or acne
10/17/2011 Comerica Bank, 2432 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim
10/25/2011 (Attempt) First Bank, 25461 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel
10/23/2011 Wells Fargo Bank, 8540 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange
01/10/2012 Opus Bank, 2400 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton
01/24/2012 NuVision FCU, 20100 Magnolia St.,Huntington Beach

Gone Plaid Bandit

M.O.: Suspect passes a note in which he demands cash and threatens a weapon. Suspect has worn baseball hats with oversized bills, sunglasses and, in some cases, plaid shirts. In certain robberies, the suspect has been described has having worn an Ace-type bandage on his right hand.
Gender: male
Race: white
Height: 5'8"-5'10"
Weight: 180 lbs.
02/07/2011 Wells Fargo, 18529 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda
02/11/2011 Chase Bank, 5791 Santa Ana Canyon, Anaheim Hills
05/16/2011 East West Bank, 14845 Jeffrey Road, Irvine
01/06/2012 Orange County's Credit Union, 17504 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda
01/09/2012 Chase Bank, 25872 Muirlands, Mission Viejo
01/18/2012 East West Bank, 14845 Jeffrey, Irvine
01/20/2012 Citibank, 6436 Irvine Blvd., Irvine

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