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Police Looking for 'Salt & Pepper' Bank Bandit

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The Los Angeles Police Department are searching for a bank robber they've dubbed the "Salt & Pepper Bandit" (because of his hair). Authorities believe he is behind at least 12 bank robberies from a variety of local banking institutions that have taken place between January 5-22, and one today at just after noon at the Bank of America located at 11501 Santa Monica Boulevard. According to an LAPD press release, the robber's "method of operation is to present a note to the teller and demand cash. Afterwards, the suspect flees in a getaway car described as a gold 1993-1997 Toyota Corolla. The suspect is a male Black and has mustache and goatee. He wears a two tone reversible black and grey jacket. He stands 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 170 pounds."

Know anything? Call Detective Tracy Benjamin, Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 485-2511 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (after hours/weekends). Tipsters can text to CRIMES (274637) and begin the message with the letters LAPD, or submit info online.