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'Plain Jane' wanted by FBI in a bundle of bank robberies



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The "Plain Jane Bandit" is wanted by the FBI in a series of Southland bank robberies.
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The "Plain Jane Bandit" is wanted by the FBI in a series of Southland bank robberies.
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The "Plain Jane Bandit" is wanted by the FBI in a series of Southland bank robberies.
Photo: FBI
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The "Plain Jane Bandit" is wanted by the FBI in a series of Southland bank robberies.
Photo: FBI


FBI agents are on the ho-hum trail of a "Plain Jane" bandit they believe is responsible for six boring ol' bank heists in Southern California.

The latest caper occured Tuesday afternoon about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles. A US Bank was robbed in Wildomar -- the second US Bank branch hit in Riverside County. A nearby Chase Bank was also targeted.

Investigators believe the ordinary gal -- estimated to be 35 to 40 years old, 5'3" to 5'5" tall, and weighing up to 170 pounds -- is also tied to US Bank lootings in Buena Park, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.

Authorities say the suspect uses written and verbal demands during the robberies, and indicates that someone, possibly an accomplice, is waiting outside the bank. 

Some witnesses described the unidentified woman as Hispanic with a possible scar below or next to her right eye, as well as a possible tattoo on her right shoulder area. She may also be driving a four-door silver vehicle with a sunroof.

The FBI says the "Plain Jane Bandit" moniker developed from an earlier witness description. Yawn.