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Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

Suspected Dual Valley Bandit charged in federal court for serial bank robberies

A Pasadena man was indicted in federal court Friday for allegedly committing a series of bank robberies across the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, including one in Burbank, authorities said.

Shownee Shon Smith, 41, was charged with five counts of robbing a bank, one count of committing an armed bank robbery and a single count of brandishing a firearm. The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI have accused him of being the so-called Dual Valley Bandit, who is said to be responsible for a string of bank robberies committed late last month and earlier this...

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