Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


'Plain Jane Bandit' Continues to Rob Banks Despite Unkind Nickname

Image courtesy of Lane V. Erickson via Shutterstock .
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

The woman who has been somewhat unkindly nicknamed the "Plain Jane Bandit" by the press isn't letting her newfound moniker deter her from her chosen line of work: She was recently spotted robbing a Chase bank in Cerritos, her eighth SoCal robbery in about a month.

ABC 7 reports that she used the same method in the Cerritos robbery that she always uses, whereby she simply walks in, shows a teller a note asking for money, and leaves. She reportedly has never been armed or shown a teller a weapon, but she does sometimes say that she has an accomplice waiting for her outside.

She got her nickname because of the way witnesses have described her, which is as a "plain Jane" between the ages of 35 and 40, 5'3 to 5'5 and about 170 pounds.