FBI: ‘Puffy Coat Bandit’ strikes again

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CERRITOS — A serial bank robber who robbed in Glendora last week struck for the fifth time in Cerritos Tuesday, officials said.
The “Puffy Coat Bandit” remained true to his moniker as he robbed the Chase branch at 11900 South Street in a winter coat and beanie, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
He is also suspected in a robbery at a Glendora Union Bank branch in the 600 block of West Route 66 Friday afternoon; a Dec. 28 robbery at Mission Oaks Bank in Lake Elsinore; a Dec. 22 robbery at Premier Services Bank in Corona; and Dec. 20 robbery at U.S. Bank in Chino, FBI officials said.
He generally passes tellers a note demanding money while motioning as if armed, authorities said. He’s described as a white man in his late-30s to mid-40s, of thin or medium build, between  6 feet 1 inch and 6 feet 4 inches tall.  
A light-colored sedan, possibly a Ford or Mercury, has also been spotted in connection with the robbery spree.
Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI’s 24-hour tip line at 310-477-6565, or 9-1-1.
PHOTO courtesy of the FBI
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