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'Lumberjack Bandit' robbery suspect caught

A man suspected of being the 'Lumberjack Bandit' made his first appearance in federal court Friday.

August 20, 2010 2:45:06 PM PDT
A man suspected of being the "Lumberjack Bandit" made his first appearance in federal court Friday.Mauricio Enriquez, 28, a Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank on Adams Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The FBI reports bank employees recognized Enriquez from surveillance photos that have been publicized. When the suspect pulled a semiautomatic handgun, two security guards commanded him to surrender. He was taken into custody.

The guards are retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies who had been hired by Wells Fargo.

The FBI says the "Lumberjack Bandit" is suspected of being involved in five bank robberies in Los Angeles, Burbank and Culver City, starting in June. He was called the Lumberjack Bandit after witnesses described his beard and clothing as similar to those worn by a lumberjack.


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