'Bladed Bandit' suspect sought in SoCal bank robberies

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The FBI is looking for an armed bank robber nicknamed "The Bladed Bandit." (FBI)

Authorities are looking for an armed robber nicknamed "The Bladed Bandit" who has hit four banks in Los Angeles and Orange counties this month.

Officials say the suspect brandishes either a knife or gun and then aggressively demands cash. He threatens to hurt victims if they don't comply.

The suspect robbed three banks and attempted to rob a fourth in SoCal:

--Chase Bank, 801 Pacific Coast Highway, Seal Beach, Jan. 2

-- Wells Fargo, 18712 Gridley Road, Cerritos, Jan. 16

--U.S. Bank, 17150 Magnolia Ave., Fountain Valley, Jan. 18

-- Attempted robbery: Farmers and Merchants, 3140 East Anaheim, Long Beach, Jan. 16

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a slender build, light hair and light eyes. He is also believed to have an accomplice, described only as a white male in his 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 310-477-6565.

Information about other Los Angeles area bank robbers is available here.

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