FBI Asks For Help ID'ing ‘Knuckles Bandit'

The FBI was asking for the public's help identifying a bank robber they've nicknamed the Knuckles Bandit because of the tattoos on his knuckles.

The bank robber is wanted in a string of heists in the San Fernando Valley and Pasadena area stretching from November 2015 to January 2016, the FBI said on Monday.

During the robberies, he showed the teller a note demanding cash, and in one of the heists threated to have a gun.

The FBI says there could be more than one man behind the robberies. In surveillance images, the robber, or robbers, can be seen wearing hooded-sweatshirts along with hats or beanies.

The robber is described as either Hispanic or Armenian with a trimmed beard or goatee. During a robbery on Dec. 8, the thief appeared to have tattoos on his knuckles, which may have been drawn on.

The man is thought to have robbed the following banks:

  • US Bank at 14440 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, on Nov. 23, 2015
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 390 N. Allen Blvd., Pasadena, on Dec. 8, 2015
  • US Bank at 19307 Saticoy St., Reseda, on Dec. 16, 2015
  • US Bank at 1101 West Huntington Dr., Arcadia, on Dec. 23, 2015
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 9119 Reseda Blvd., Northridge, on Jan. 4, 2016
  • Wells Fargo Bank at 2035 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, on Jan. 20, 2016

Anyone with information was asked to contact their nearest FBI office or call 911.

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