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'Haggler Bandit' linked to 3 Los Angeles County bank robberies

A bank robber suspect nicknamed the 'Haggler Bandit' is shown in multiple still shots from surveillance images.
September 1, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a Los Angeles-area bank robber who haggles with tellers over the amount of cash he expects to receive.

The suspect, nicknamed the "Haggler Bandit," robbed a Citibank on Fairfax Avenue near the Los Angeles Farmers Market on Friday. He also tried to rob a Chase branch on North La Cienega Boulevard near the Beverly Center.

The suspect usually robs the tellers by handing them a note. But at the Chase branch, the suspect verbally threatened the teller, saying he had a weapon. It was not known whether or not he actually had a weapon.

The man has been linked to three bank robberies and two attempted robberies in a 10-day period.

The suspect is described as a black male between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160-170 pounds and anywhere between 20 and 40 years old.

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the FBI. They can be reached 24 hours a day at (888) CANT-HIDE or (888) 226-8443.

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