Los Angeles police have identified a man wanted for more than a dozen bank robberies in the Los Angeles area since early January, including four in Santa Monica.
The suspect dubbed the “Salt and Pepper Bank Bandit” due to the color of his hair is believed to be 49-year-old Brian Robinson, who has a warrant for bank robbery in Arkansas, police said.
The suspect allegedly robbed at least 15 banks in the Los Angeles area between January 5th and 22nd, including Santa Monica branches of US Bank January 5th, Union Bank January 8th, Washington Mutual January 17th and First Bank January 20th, police said.
During the robberies, the suspect allegedly presents a note to the teller, demands cash and flees in a vehicle described as a gold 1993-97 Toyota Carolla, police said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Tracy Benjamin of the Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 485-2511. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to (877) 527-3247 (877-LAPD-24-7).