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Take a Good Look: Have You Seen the Stare Down Bandit?

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The Stare Down Bandit (Photo courtesy FBI)
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They call him the Stare Down Bandit because witnesses say he stared at the teller from which he was demanding cash, and authorities are hoping to haul him in. The suspect in question is thought to be behind two bank robberies in the OC yesterday, the first a failed attempt at a U.S. Bank branch in Huntington Beach, followed by a successful robbery at a Bank of America branch in Irvine.

From the FBI:

During both robberies the robber presented a demand note and made an oral demand for cash. The bandit was described as an Asian male, possibly of Filipino descent or biracial; with a dark complexion, 5’4” tall, 145 lbs., thin build, 45 to 60 years in age, with decaying teeth.

Authorities say the Stare Down Bandit is also wanted for other robberies.