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LAPD arrests the 'Fake Mustache Bandit'

January 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A parolee is under arrest, suspected of committing more than a dozen robberies throughout Los Angeles and Kern counties.James Brammer, 57, was taken into custody on Sunday near Quakertown Avenue and Vanowen Street in Winnetka.

LAPD detectives say Brammer robbed a Baskin Robbins on Ventura Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. Saturday wearing a fake mustache. He was armed with a handgun.

Electronic surveillance helped track his whereabouts.

Investigators say a search of Brammer's home in Reseda turned up evidence he used in the robberies. Detectives have connected him to 14 robberies thus far.

He was paroled for robbery in April 2009.