Law enforcement is looking for a gunman suspected in three takeover-style bank robberies, the most recent robbery attempt taking place in San Dimas Friday.
During Friday’s failed robbery attempt, the suspect ordered customers and employers to the ground at gunpoint at the Wells Fargo bank in San Dimas. But the suspect fled when he discovered there was no cash at the bank.
Investigators believe the suspect, nicknamed the Luger Bandit by authorities, is connected to two other Wells Fargo bank robberies in Granada Hills and Fontana.
The bandit, named after the German Luger-style weapon he is seen brandishing, is seen in surveillance photos wearing pullover sweatshirts with hoods and jeans, a facemask, sunglasses and black gloves.
The suspect is also seen carrying a black bag with a strap during robberies.
Witnesses described the suspect as a white or Hispanic male, about 30 to 40 years old, between 5 feet 8 and 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI or dial 911. In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached at 1888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443).