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'Snowboarder Bandit' robs US Bank in Irvine

Surveillance photos from a Pavilions store in Irvine shows a bank robbery suspect, possibly the 'Snowboarder Bandit,' on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

March 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The so-called "Snowboarder Bandit" has struck again, according to investigators.

The robbery happened around 1:49 p.m. Wednesday at a U.S. Bank branch inside a Pavilions grocery store on the 3900 block of Portola Parkway in Irvine.

The suspect handed a bank clerk a note that read, "Empty Drawer, do not touch alarm. High powered gun, 15 seconds." He was wearing a black motorcycle helmet, black nylon jacket and blue jeans.

Witnesses described him as a white male, between 25 and 32 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall and 190 pounds.

Authorities believe the suspect has robbed at least eight other Orange County banks since December.