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'Tourist Bandit' robs banks in Venice, West Hollywood

The search is on for the so-called 'Tourist Bandit' who robbed two Bank of America branches in the Los Angeles area.

August 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for the so-called "Tourist Bandit" who has robbed two banks in the Los Angeles area.

The FBI said the suspect held up two Bank of America branches, one in Venice on Wednesday and one in West Hollywood on Monday.

In both cases, he claimed to have a bomb and a gun and told the teller he wanted large bills.

The suspect got the name "Tourist Bandit" because he has held up banks in areas that are popular with sightseers. He also wears souvenir sweatshirts.


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