VENTURA : Man Holds Up 3rd Bank in 2 Weeks

A bank robber who writes demand notes on Manila envelopes struck his third bank in two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.

The man robbed the World Savings and Loan Assn. at 2704 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, said Gary Auer, special agent in charge of the FBI's Ventura office.

The man handed a teller a Manila envelope on which was scrawled a note demanding money and warning that he had a gun, Auer said. The robber escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as a white male, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He is about 25, has short blond hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and tan pants, Auer said.

Authorities believe the same man is responsible for robberies July 28 at First Nationwide Bank, 1055 S. Oxnard Blvd., Oxnard, and July 26 at Security Pacific National Bank, 9493 Telephone Road, Ventura, Auer said.

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