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Alleged 'Wigout Bandit' arrested after 3 robberies in Ventura

Ventura police are asking for the public's help in finding Daniel Lopez Jr., suspected of being the so-called 'Wigout Bandit.'

October 31, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities said a man suspected of being the so-called "Wigout Bandit" was arrested Tuesday in connection to a string of robberies in Ventura.

Daniel Lopez Jr., 50, was arrested at 8 p.m. Tuesday by Santa Barbara police for his outstanding warrants for bank robbery and new charges of drug possession.

Lopez is suspected of robbing three Ventura banks in August and September.

The first robbery occured on Aug. 1 at a US Bank at 1776 Victoria Avenue. Then the "Wigout Bandit" struck again at a Chase Bank at 2075 S. Victoria Avenue on Aug. 23 and a RaboBank at 300 S. Mills Road on Sept. 28.

Lopez was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.