A joint investigation between the FBI and the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the “Bombshell Bandit,” who robbed a Bank of the West on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita.
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Officials are calling her the Bombshell Bandit because she made a threat of a bomb during the robbery, coupled with what witnesses described as a glamorous disguise, including a wig and large sunglasses, according to officials.
The Bombshell Bandit robbed the Bank of the West, located at 27011 McBean Parkway in Valencia, on June 6, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials, who responded along to the initial report, along with an FBI agent.
During the robbery, the Bombshell Bandit passed a note demanding cash and in which she threatened that a bomb would detonate if the teller did not comply with her demands.
“There’s just been the one incident,” said Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI Los Angeles Office. “We’re concerned that she may rob again.”
The Bombshell Bandit was also seen by witnesses casing additional area banks on the day of the robbery and was last seen leaving the Bank of the West on foot.
The suspect appeared to wearing a wig; auburn or brown in color, but that her natural hair appeared to be black, according to victim witnesses.
The unidentified woman was described broadly in terms of ethnic background, to include either white, Hispanic, Indian or of Middle Eastern descent.
She was further described as 20-25 years old, 5’3″ and approximately 125 pounds.
Anyone with information about the Bombshell Bandit should contact investigators with the LASD or the FBI, or dial 911.
Additional information about bank robbers wanted in southern California can be found at www.labankrobbers.org.
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Source: Santa Clarita News