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FBI Hunts ‘Mr. Magoo Bandit’ In String Of California Bank Robberies

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A surveillance image of a California bank robber known as Mr. Magoo Bandit. (FBI)

A surveillance image of a California bank robber known as Mr. Magoo Bandit. (FBI)

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NOVATO (CBS SF) – The FBI and Bay Area law enforcement are searching for a man known as the “Mr. Magoo Bandit” who is suspected in nine California Bank Robberies.

Police have recovered surveillance photos of the suspect, who robed a South San Francisco branch on September 17th, but have yet to identify the man. His most recent robbery came at a U.S. Bank branch in Novato on Thursday.

The “Mr. Magoo Bandit” is described by witnesses as a white male in his 40s, weighing about 200 lbs, with a medium build. He is bald, with short dirty blond hair and wears prescription glasses.

The Mr. Magoo cartoon character that appeared in a 1960’s television show was also known for his bald head and nearsightedness.

During the robberies, the bandit enters the bank, approaches the teller and places a demand note on the counter. No weapons were seen during any of the robberies.

The bandit is also believed to be responsible for six bank robberies in San Diego.

Anybody with information as to the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is urged to contact the FBI at 415-553-7400.

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