Crime & Justice

FBI seeks 'make it quick bandit' suspected of robbing LA-area grocery store banks (slideshow)

A photo of the suspected
A photo of the suspected "make it quick bandit."

The FBI is seeking a bank robber dubbed the "make it quick bandit" suspected of a holding up banks inside grocery stores in the greater Los Angeles area.

The FBI says the suspect has been linked to eight bank heists since 2009 in the South Bay area south of Los Angeles. His modus operandi is to wander the aisles of the grocery store for a while before holding up the bank teller.

The robber advises the teller that people are waiting for him outside the store. He's been seen in bank surveillance photos wearing sunglasses, according to an FBI press release. He has dark hair that's possibly thinning, along with a goatee. He's also estimated to be between 25 and 35 years old.

The male suspect's most recent heist was a bank in Torrance, his second this year. He is also suspected of five holdups last year and one in 2009.