FBI Seeking Public's Help In Nabbing The 'McBandit'

Man is also suspected in robbing an Upland bank, authorities said.

The FBI is continuing to investigate the robbery of a Glendora bank from Monday afternoon and have already given the suspect a moniker.

The "McBandit," so named because of the McDonalds paper bag he placed his stolen cash in, robbed the Chase Bank at Ralphs, 655 South Grand Avenue, just before 1:30 p.m.

During the Nov. 26 robbery, the man handed a computer-printed note to the teller. In the note, the suspect demanded a large amount of cash. He "threatened a gun and that he would shoot/kill victims," said Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI in an e-mail.

No weapons were actually seen during the robbery, police said.

The "McBandit" was handed the money, which was placed inside the fast food bag. Glendora Police received the first call from the bank's security company and later confirmed the robbery once employees called, according to scanner reports.

The "McBandit" is also accused of robbing a bank in Upland, Nov. 11. In that robbery, the suspect entered a US Bank inside a Vons supermarket, 81 West Foothill Blvd., and issued a note, that "threatened an explosive device on computer-printed note and verbally advised the teller to read his entire note and said 'This is a robbery,'" Eimiller said.

The suspect has been described as in his 20s, chubby, between 5 foot 6 to 5 feet 9 inches and has blonde, shaggy hair.

The "McBandit was last seen driving south on Grand Avenue in a light blue, 2-door hatchback, similar to a Prius, police said.

Anyone with information can call the FBI's Los Angeles field office at (310) 477-6565, by submitting a tip online at the FBI web site, or submit a tip at labankrobbers.org.

Gary Donahue November 28, 2012 at 06:12 PM
He escaped in a Prius? Well, it's nice to know that he is environmentally conscious.


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