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Bespectacled, Balding 'Mr. Magoo' Bandit Wanted For 12 Robberies in State

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Photo of the Mr. Magoo bandit (Courtesy of the FBI)
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FBI are looking looking for a man they're calling the Mr. Magoo bandit, who has been linked to 12 robberies from San Francisco to San Diego. Like the cartoon character, the balding man with prescription glasses has a calm, cool demeanor no matter what's going on. He thanks the tellers for the money, and he doesn't even rush or seem nervous once he has the money in his hand.His most recent robbery happened in Thousand Oaks last Saturday, not far from a robbery in Camarillo last month. In between those stops in Ventura County, he's been linked to robberies in San Francisco.


Photo of the Mr. Magoo bandit (Courtesy of the FBI)
The FBI believe he likes to travel a lot, so keep your eyes peeled for Mr. Magoo if you're at a gas station or motel. Investigators said he weighs about 200 lbs. and what little hair he has is blonde.

Anyone with information about this bandit is asked to call 9-1-1 or call the FBI at (888) CANT-HIDE (888-226-8443).

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