Button-Down Bandit Linked to Four Robberies in Less Than Three Weeks in Orange and Riverside Counties

Riverside, California - The FBI and law enforcement partners are seeking the public’s assistance in learning the identity of a serial bank robber known as the Button-Down Bandit, believed to be responsible for four bank robberies in the cities of Yorba Linda; Seal Beach; La Quinta; and Riverside.

During the robberies, the Button-Down Bandit enters the bank and presents a demand note to the victim teller. The suspect has made statements, including “Don’t make me do it” or “You have 30 seconds.” The suspect has also passed a note during the robberies demanding denominations of $50s and $100s, suggesting that someone would otherwise get hurt.

The Button-Down Bandit is further described as a white male with white hair; slender, between 150-160 lbs; and between 45-50 years old.

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The Button-Down Bandit has been linked to the following bank robberies:

Date Bank Location
November 15, 2013 Wells Fargo Yorba Linda
November 25, 2013 Bank of America Seal Beach
November 27, 2013 U.S. Bank La Quinta
December 2, 2013 U.S. Bank Riverside

The FBI and law enforcement in Orange County and Riverside County are conducting a joint investigation.

Bank surveillance photographs of the Button-Down Bandit are being provided to the media. Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911. Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.

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