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

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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  • j

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

    • tn

      It’s probably because the FBI and DEA didn’t have the internets at that time. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, uh, it ain’t gonna happen. And make sure and be careful of the little green men hiding behind your bedroom door…

  • Joey Dean Fraiser

    Why dont the Feds arrest the bankers instead, they are the real crooks.


  • BOB

    I bet this is you j, You act like MR MAGOO. Blind and STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!

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