A bank robber dubbed the “Desperate Bandit” by the FBI struck a Temecula bank on Monday Oct. 15 just before 3 p.m., officials reported.
In addition to robbing the Pacific Trust Bank on Ynez Road, the brazen robber has pulled off similar heists at six other banks in Orange County and one in Corona.
Sheriff’s officials reported that during the Temecula robbery, the suspect entered the bank and passed a teller a note alleging he had a weapon and demanded money, Sgt. Jon Wade wrote in a report.
The man, described as a white male adult in his mid-to-late forties made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Witnesses report he was seen running through the parking lot.
No injuries were reported.
He seen wearing a dark green shirt, khaki pants, a white baseball hat and was carrying a black briefcase.
“He had short hair and no facial hair,” Sgt. Wade added.
Anyone with additional information regarding this ongoing investigation is urged to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 951-696-3000.
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