‘Luger Bandit’ flees empty-handed following failed takeover at San Dimas bank

SAN DIMAS – A serial bank robber dubbed by the FBI as the “Luger Bandit” ordered customers and employees of a local bank to the floor at gunpoint Friday, but fled empty-handed, authorities said.

The failed robbery took place about 11:25 a.m. at Wells Fargo, 925 W. Arrow Highway, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Vicki Gregory said.

The masked robber brandished a handgun as he ordered everyone to the floor, the sergeant said.

But once all the customers and the employees, who were shielded behind security glass, complied, there was no one left to hand over money.

The gunman then fled empty-handed, and was last seen driving away in a newer-model BMW sedan with paper license plates displaying the word “Keyes,” Gregory said.

FBI officials said the same man is wanted for takeover robberies at a Wells Fargo bank in Granada Hills on Jan. 3 and a Wells Fargo in Fontana on Feb. 18…

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