'Be Cool Bandit' Arrested in National City: Cops

Suspect linked to 10 robberies in El Cajon, National City and San Diego

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    San Diego Police Department
    Suspect Elvin Foster Jr. was dubbed the "Be Cool Bandit" during one robbery, in which he reportedly told a victim to "be cool," according to National City police.

    Police have arrested the so-called “Be Cool Bandit,” the suspect believed to be responsible for at least 10 commercial robberies around San Diego County beginning in May.

    Suspect Elvin Foster Jr. was dubbed the "Be Cool Bandit" during one robbery, in which he reportedly told a victim to "be cool," according to National City police.

    Foster Jr. was arrested Monday morning in the 1400 block of Euclid Ave. in National City. Police believe he was staying with his girlfriend.

    Detectives said the most recent robbery in the series happened Sunday, but date back to May 3. In all the robberies, he was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, which he used to demand money from a clerk at the counter.

    In most of the robberies Foster Jr. wore a heavy black jacket with a gray-lined hood, black and white sneakers and dark gloves.

    Police used surveillance footage and evidence from a National City robbery to identify Foster Jr.

    Foster Jr. was booked into the San Diego County Jail on multiple counts of robbery.

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