A man the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alleges is responsible for robbing 25 banks in the past three months, including one bank robbery in Santa Monica, was arrested by Torrance Police Saturday, October 30th.
The alleged bank robber, identified as 53-year-old David Lee Robinson, had been labeled the “Dreadlocks Bandit” by the FBI because he wore long, uncut braids of hair during the robberies.
Authorities believe that Robinson is responsible for a September 20th robbery at Encino State Bank in Santa Monica.
Robinson allegedly would hand bank tellers a note demanding money and threaten the tellers, saying that he had a gun and would shoot them, according to the FBI.
Among other banks the FBI alleges Robinson has recently robbed:
— Wednesday, October 27th; Commercial Capital, Manhattan Beach;
— Monday, October 25th; Western Financial, Torrance;
— Friday, October 22nd; Pacific Western Financial, Torrance;
— Monday, October 18th; Citibank, Torrance;
— Saturday, October 16th; Commercial Capital, Torrance;
— Friday, October 15th; Bay Cities National, Torrance;
— Tuesday, October 12th; Pacific Crest Bank, Beverly Hills;
— Wednesday, October 6th; Guaranty Bank, Los Angeles;
— Monday, October 4th; Citibank, Beverly Hills;
— Friday, October 1st; First State Bank of California, Encino;
— Thursday, September 30th; Bank of the West, West Covina;
— Tuesday, September 28th; Golden Security T & L, Alhambra;
— Saturday, September 25th; World Savings Bank, Los Angeles;
— Monday, September 20th; Encino State Bank, Santa Monica;
— Friday, September 17th; First Credit Bank, West Hollywood;
— Wednesday, September 15th; California National, Glendale;
— Friday, September 10th; Citibank, Sherman Oaks;
— Wednesday, September 8th; City National, Los Angeles;
— Tuesday, September 7th; Union Bank, Century City;
— Wednesday, September 1st; California National, Century City;
— Monday, August 30th; Preferred Bank, Century City;
— Saturday, August 28th; Washington Mutual, Manhattan Beach;
— Thursday, August 26th; California National, Los Angeles;
— Monday, August 23rd; City National, Los Angeles;
— Friday, August 20th; City National, Los Angeles; and
— Thursday, August 19th; Cathay Bank, Los Angeles.