FBI Asks For Help Identifying 'Knuckles Bandit' Who Robbed Pasadena Bank

Published : Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 5:30 AM

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The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating one or several unidentified male suspects wanted for bank robberies in Los Angeles County, including a Wells Fargo branch in Pasadena.

The suspect has been nicknamed the “Knuckles Bandit” after a suspect in one of the robberies was described as having tattoos on his knuckles.

On December 8, 2015, a man wearing a black hoodie and beanie entered the Wells Fargo branch inside a Vons grocery store at Allen Avenue in Pasadena and handed a teller a note demanding money.

Pasadena Police officers described the suspect as a male Hispanic or Armenian, in his 30s, and about 5 foot 9 inches to 5 foot 11 inches tall. The man took an undetermined amount of money from the bank and fled on foot.

Police said the suspect in this incident appeared to have tattoos on his knuckles, which the FBI said may have been drawn on, as opposed to permanent tattoos.

The “Knuckles Bandit” has also been linked to at least five more bank robberies between November 2015 and January 2016 in Los Angeles County.

The FBI is encouraging anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect known as the Knuckles Bandits to contact the nearest FBI office or dial 911.

Additional information about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI’s Los Angeles Division, including surveillance camera photos, can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.

 

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