Bank Robberies in Riverside, La Quinta, OC: FBI Seeks 'Button-Down Bandit'

A suspect described by the FBI as the 'Button-down Bandit' in Riverside, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013.
A suspect described by the FBI as the 'Button-down Bandit' in Riverside, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013.
A suspect wanted in connection with recent bank robberies in Riverside, La Quinta, Seal Beach and Yorba Linda has been dubbed the "Button-down Bandit" and the FBI is seeking info from the public to catch him.

The Button-down Bandit is suspected of the following robberies:

- Dec. 2 2013: U.S. Bank Riverside

- Nov. 27 2013: U.S. Bank La Quinta

- Nov. 25 2013: Bank of America Seal Beach

- Nov. 15 2013: Wells Fargo Yorba Linda

According to the FBI, the Button-down Bandit entered each bank and presented a demand note to the victim teller.

The suspect has made statements including, "Don't make me do it" or "You have thirty seconds." The suspect has passed a note during the robberies demanding denominations of $50s and $100s, suggesting that someone would otherwise get hurt.

The Button-down Bandit is described as a white male with white hair, slender, between 150 to 160 pounds, and 45 to 50 years old. 

The FBI and law enforcement in Riverside County and Orange County are conducting a joint investigation, FBI officials in Los Angeles said.

The FBI has released bank surveillance photographs of the "Button-down Bandit" from each alleged robbery. Anyone with more info about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect was urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 911.

Additional info about bank robbers currently wanted by the FBI's Los Angeles Division can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.


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