$15,000 Reward in "Luger" Bandit Bank Heist Case

A man has been using a gun resembling the Geman pistol in heists across Southern California

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    The "Luger" bandit, responsible for at least four bank robberies across Southern California, is seen in this photo of surveillance video at a Wells Fargo bank in Fontana on Feb. 8, 2013.

    A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a man police dubbed the "Luger" Bandit, wanted in at least four bank robberies across Southern California.

    The robber got his name because he has held a gun resembling the German pistol during his heists.

    The bandit has targeted banks in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties since the beginning of the year.

    Wells Fargo and Bank of America are offering a combined reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robber.

    He was described as a white or Hispanic, between 30 and 40 years old, between 5 foot 8 and 6 feet tall, and weighing about 200 pounds.

    During his heists, he orders employees and customers to the ground, brandishes a weapon, and demands cash.

    His weapon has been described as silver in color and resembling a German Luger-style gun, the FBI said in a press release.

    He has been seen in a sporty charcoal gray BMW 3-series car.

    He can be seen in bank surveillance photos wearing pullover sweatshirts with hoods and jeans, as well as a facemask, sunglasses, and black gloves.

    He also carries a black bag with a strap.

    He's believed to have targeted banks in Granada Hills, Fontana, San Dimas, Mira Loma and Corona.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI or dial 911. In Los Angeles, the FBI can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-888-CANT-HIDE (888-226-8443).

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