"Ho-Hum Bandit" May Have Struck Again - NBC 7 San Diego

"Ho-Hum Bandit" May Have Struck Again

Bank thief involved in Colo. heist: FBI



    "Ho-Hum Bandit" May Have Struck Again
    A new image of the so-called "Ho Hum Bandit" taken at a Laguna Beach bank on Saturday, July 24. FBI agents believe the same man is responsible for 12 bank robberies throughout Southern California.

    A bank robber who has struck over a dozen banks, the first seven of which occurred in San Diego, could be behind a Wednesday heist in Colorado, the FBI said.

    Dubbed the "Ho-Hum Bandit" for the unassuming manner with which he holds up banks, the unknown suspect may have robbed a Chase Bank just after noon in Edgewater, Colo., investigators said.

    The man is described as white with brown hair, between the ages of 25 and 35, and about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10. He has an average build and weighs about 160 to 170 pounds.

    His string of burglaries began on Feb. 27, 2010, when he robbed a San Diego National Bank in Point Loma, the FBI said. In July, he robbed a bank in Laguna Beach, and Southern California banks pooled together $15,000 for his capture.

    Along with San Diego, the Ho-Hum Bandit has also been connected with bank robberies in Los Angeles, Cheyenne, Wyo., Seattle and the Denver metro area, the FBI said.

    According to the FBI website, the suspect typically approaches a bank teller and demands cash, either by note or orally. He has shown a handgun before and, after receiving the money, walks out of the bank.

    Anyone with information can call the FBI at (858) 565-1255.