“Salt and Pepper” Bandit on the Lam

SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- Authorities sought public help Monday to find the "Salt and Pepper" bandit, who is accused of robbing several banks in the Southland and in Arkansas.

Brian Keith Robinson, 49, allegedly held up a Washington Mutual branch in the 13900 block of Seal Beach Boulevard in Seal Beach on Jan. 10, said Seal Beach police Sgt. Bob Mullins.

Witnesses saw a suspect leave the scene in a light blue Lincoln Mark VII, Mullins said. A short time later, police found Robinson's car, a 1990 Lincoln Mark VII, close to the bank, he said.

Since that crime, Robinson is suspected of robbing several other banks in the Southland, and  there is a warrant for his arrest in Arkansas for bank robbery, Mullins said. 

Robinson is described as black, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 170-200 pounds, with brown eyes and "salt and pepper" hair. His last known address was in Long Beach.

Authorities circulated bank security video of the suspect, and urged anyone with more information about the case to call Detective Gary Krogman at 562-799-4100, ext. 1108.

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