Digital billboards will be displayed throughout Southern California to help FBI in its search for a potentially dangerous robbery suspect linked to up to 14 bank robberies across the United States, including two in Glendora and Upland.
The wanted ads will be provided by Clear Channel Outdoor and will be displayed in the Los Angeles area.
The FBI is currently seeking the suspect known as the “McBandit” in Southern California, who robbed banks in Glendora and Upland in November. In both cases, the suspect calmly handed the teller a note threatening to kill victims unless the teller handed him a large amount of cash.
The suspect was given the McBandit moniker because of the McDonald’s paper bag he had with him during the Nov. 26 bank robbery at a Chase bank in Glendora.
The FBI is linking him to 12 other bank robberies across the United States, including several in the Midwest states where he is known as “Ray-Bandit,” for the pair of sunglasses he is regularly seen wearing in surveillance cameras.
The FBI has released suspect photos and descriptions to the public in hopes someone will provide a helpful a tip.
According to Clear Channel, since 2007, the billboards have led to the arrest of 42 fugitives.
Clear Channel also works with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to display AMBER alerts.