At least three men known to law enforcement as the “Greenhorn Bandits” are being sought in connection with three bank robberies during the past two weeks in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, announced Steven Martinez, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles, on behalf of the multiple agencies investigating the robberies; including, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department the Redlands Police Department and the FBI.
During the three robberies, the bandits were seen using handguns and witnesses described being ordered to get on the ground and put their hands up, while the suspects demanded cash.
An additional suspect was seen driving from one of the banks in what was described as a silver or light-colored Dodge Avenger. In a separate robbery, the suspects were seen leaving in a silver or light-colored Chevy Colorado truck.
The group was nicknamed the Greenhorn Bandits due to fact that witnesses described them as clumsy and inexperienced, which investigators note could add to the potential for violence. The suspects are considered armed and dangerous.
The Greenhorn Bandits are suspected in the following robberies:
5/26/2011 COMMUNITY BANK 200 E. CITRUS AVE REDLANDS
5/23/2011 CAL BANK & TRUST 530 W. BONITA AVE SAN DIMAS
5/16/2011 CAL BANK & TRUST 1200 S. DIAMOND BAR BLVD DIAMOND BAR
Anyone with information is urged to contact the FBI or dial 911. In the greater Los Angeles area, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888 CANT HIDE (888 226-8443).
Additional information and photographs of bank robbers currently being sought by the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office can be found by visiting www.labankrobbers.org.