"Babyface Bandit" Hits Bank of America Branch in Newport Beach

The robber was given the moniker because of his youthful facial features.

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    Surveillance photos show the "Babyface Bandit" at a Newport Beach Bank of America branch, where he is alleged to have demanded money from a teller before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    The so-called “Babyface Bandit” made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a Newport Beach Bank of America branch Thursday, according to the FBI.

    The robber was given the moniker because of his youthful facial features.

    At 9:30 a.m., he apparently entered the bank at 3300 E. Coast Highway and gave a teller a note demanding money, according to Kathy Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department.

    FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the suspect has a "stooped posture." He is about 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds, according to police, who said he was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a black, white and gray "DC" emblem on the front, indigo blue jeans and black sunglasses.

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    Surveillance photos (pictured at right) of the "Babyface Bandit" have been released.

    Anyone with information about the holdup was asked to call Detective Brian Moore at (949) 644-3764 or make an anonymous tip through OC Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS, or (855) 847-6227.

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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