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$15K offered for arrest of 'Ho Hum Bandit'

The FBI says a bank robber dubbed the 'Ho-Hum Bandit' is going back to the same banks for more money.

July 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The reward for a bank robbery suspect wanted in connection with a dozen bank robberies in Southern California has been increased to $15,000. The FBI says the reward for the robber known as the "Ho-Hum Bandit" has gone up $6,000 from $9,000. The bank robber hit his twelfth Southern California bank on Saturday, holding up a U.S. Bank branch at 310 Glenneyre Street in Laguna Beach. It marked the second time in a month the suspect robbed the same bank branch.

FBI Special Agent Chris Gicking said the bandit apparently got his nickname because of his bland appearance. The suspect is believed to be targeting the same banks because he already knows the area and it's more convenient.

The "Ho Hum Bandit" is described as a white man in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds, with a thin build, brown hair and blue eyes. He is fair-skinned and usually wears some type of ball cap, faded blue jeans and white sneakers.

City News Service contributed to this story.