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Hiding in plain sight: 'Plain Jane Bandit' hits another SoCal bank

Bank surveillance images of the "Plain Jane Bandit" from Monday's attempted robbery.
Bank surveillance images of the "Plain Jane Bandit" from Monday's attempted robbery. Images via FBI

The FBI calls her "Plain Jane," but with ties to seven Southern California bank robberies since mid-July, the unidentified bandit's file is becoming heavily decorated. 

A Bank of America branch at 10010 Paramount Blvd. in Downey was her latest target during an attempted robbery Monday at approximately 2:15 p.m.  

The suspect -- estimated to be 35 to 40 years old, 5'3" to 5'5" tall, and weighing up to 170 pounds -- was described by some witnesses as Hispanic with a possible scar below or next to her right eye, and a possible tattoo on her right shoulder area. She may also be driving a four-door silver vehicle with a sunroof.

Officials with U.S. Bank are offering a reward of up to $10,000 in exchange for information leading to an arrest and conviction. The Downey incident was her second attempted heist -- five other bank robberies were successful.

 

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