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Man Arrested in ‘Skinny Bandit' Bank Robbery Series

The man was dubbed the Skinny Bandit because of his tall, lanky frame

The FBI has confirmed an arrest in the case of the "Skinny Bandit" who struck four banks in 10 days.

The man, dubbed the Skinny Bandit because of his tall, lanky frame, used a demand note threatening to shoot the bank clerk and customers if the clerk did not comply, the agency said. No weapon was ever seen.

The robberies included a US Bank on Mira Mesa Boulevard, a Chase Bank on Main Street in Ramona, a Bank of America in the same shopping complex as the Chase Bank and the US Bank on Scripps Poway Parkway.

The robberies occurred on June 8, 12, 14 and 18 respectively. 

NBC 7 has learned the suspect, named Terry Lee Taylor, faces multiple charges in the bank robbery spree. 

Taylor was indicted by a federal grand jury on bank robbery charges, the FBI confirmed.

According to the complaint, a bank employee saw the vehicle used in the Poway robbery and reported the information to San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies. 

The registered owner of the vehicle helped identify the suspect through security camera images.

After his arrest, Taylor told San Diego police investigators that he searched online for banks in the area and how to get away with bank robberies, according to the FBI complaint. 

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