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Pic released of 'Chimney Sweep Bandit' suspect

November 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a bank robber who may be one of Southern California's most notorious crooks.A surveillance camera captured pictures of the man on Nov. 4 robbing a Bank of America branch on Hawthorne Avenue in Torrance.

The man displayed a note stating he had a gun and demanding money.

Authorities said he may be related to the so-called "Chimney Sweep Bandit," wanted for bank robberies in Ventura and Orange counties.

Anyone with information is asked to call Torrance police at (310) 328-3456.