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FBI Looking for 'Balding Bandit' Behind 3 La Mirada Bank Heists

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The FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are working to identify a man they've dubbed the "Balding Bandit," who is responsible for three bank robberies. During each robbery, the white male in his fifties with a receding hairline passes a note to the teller in which he makes his demand for the cash and says he has a weapon.

The three robberies all took place in La Mirada. He struck two Chase Bank locations on May 14th and July 23rd, respectively, and a Banco Popular this month. He sometimes has a small beard, and often wears sunglasses during the heist.

Anyone with information as to identity or whereabouts of the Balding Bandit is asked to contact the FBI or the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, or call 911. The FBI in Los Angeles can be reached 24 hours a day at 888 CANT HIDE.