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FBI and SDPD seek help identifying the Hills Bandit bank robber

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The FBI and the San Diego Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying the Hills Bandit bank robber. Since May 2014, the lone white male has robbed banks in the Los Angeles area and has traveled as far south as the La Jolla area of San Diego. The suspect's most recent robberies took place in Laguna Niguel and in San Diego.

The Hills Bandit robbed a Wells Fargo Bank at 30160 Town Center Drive in Laguna Niguel on Friday, August 22 around 12:20 pm.

On Monday, August 25, at approximately 12:20 pm the Hills Bandit robbed the California Bank and Trust, located at 4320 La Jolla Village Drive.

In both instances the suspect walked up to the teller and displayed a note and demanded money. He also made threats he had a gun and would start shooting people. No gun was seen. No injuries were reported during both robberies. He wore a red Anaheim Angels baseball hat and was carrying a blue bank deposit bag. A silver vehicle was seen at the robberies.

The Hills Bandit is described as a white male, between 40 to 50 years of age. He is approximately 5'6” to 6'0” tall and weighs about 180 - 190 pounds. The suspect wears glasses and a baseball hat. In previous robberies he wore a Raiders, Chargers, or Titleist baseball hat.

For more information on these robberies, to see more photos of The Hills Bandit, or to learn about other bank robberies visit bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

Anyone with information on the Hills Bandit is asked to contact FBI San Diego at telephone number (858) 320-1800 or FBI Los Angeles at (310) 477-6565. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

The Hills Bandit should be considered armed and dangerous.

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