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Officials need help finding 'scanner bandit'

Authorities released this photo of Garry Reeder, 47, who is the 'scanner bandit' suspected of robbing several banks in Orange, Norwalk, Whittier and Torrance.

January 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The search is on for a bank robbery suspect that authorities dubbed "the scanner bandit."Agents call 47-year-old Garry Reeder the "scanner bandit" because he carries what looks like a police scanner.

Officials released surveillance images of the suspect.

Reeder is wanted in connection with several bank robberies in Orange, Norwalk, Whittier and Torrance in just the past month.

Investigators want the public's help, but warn not to confront him because he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information was urged to call the FBI at (888) 226-8443.