FBI Hunts for the'Tiger Bandit' As He Robs Again

The FBI said the culprit they've dubbed the 'Tiger Bandit' for his Detroit team allegiance may be two men working together but entering banks separately.

The so-called "Tiger Bandit" is suspected of robbing a U.S. Bank branch Friday, the sixth to which he's been linked in various Southern California cities.

The suspect was described as a black or Latino man with a stocky build and dark complexion and possibly a skin condition, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI. During the robberies, the suspect demands cash in various denominations, Eimiller said.

He got his nickname, she said, from his Detroit Tigers baseball cap seen in surveillance videos.

"Investigators believe there is a possibility that the 'Tiger Bandit' may actually be two men working together, but entering banks separately," Eimiller said. Robberies linked to the Tiger Bandit occurred in Cerritos last Friday, Long Beach and Marina del Rey Saturday, Santa Monica on Tuesday and Thursday in Huntington Beach.

Friday's robbery occurred at 2270 Pacific Coast Hwy. in Lomita, Eimiller said. 

Authorities urged anyone with information regarding the suspect's whereabouts to call 911 or 888-226-8443.


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