A bank is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a female bank robber linked to six heists this month in Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange counties — including ones in Whittier and Santa Fe Springs.
The “Plain Jane Bandit,” as the FBI is calling her, began her spree of bank robberies July 12 at a U.S. Bank branch at 13372 E. Telegraph Road in Santa Fe Springs, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
She then robbed another U.S. Bank branch in Whittier, 13525 Whittier Blvd., July 19; a Chase bank in Moreno Valley on July 23; a U.S. Bank in Moreno Valley on July 23; a U.S. Bank in Buena Park on July 24 and a U.S. Bank in Wildomar on July 24, FBI and local police officials said.
U.S. Bank, which was the target of five of the six robberies reported in the series, has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bandit, Eimiller said.
“During the robberies, the suspect uses written and verbal demands and indicates that someone, possible an accomplice, is waiting for her outside the bank,” Eimiller said. A second suspect has not been spotted during the crimes.
Authorities described the “Plane Jane Bandit” as a Latino, in her mid- to late-30s, between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 160 pounds. A dour-door, silver vehicle was also reported by witnesses as a possibly getaway car.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately contact a local FBI office, or call 9-1-1.
PHOTOS courtesy of the FBI