FBI Seeks Identity of ‘Typed Note Bandit’

FBI officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected in two Thousand Oaks bank robberies and approximately 18 other hold-ups throughout Southern California.

Authorities have dubbed the suspect the “Typed Note Bandit” because in most of the robberies a typed demand note has been presented to bank tellers. No weapons have been seen.

The suspect is described as a white man between 25 and 30 years old, weighing 170 to 200 pounds with light brown or blond hair and a receding hair line.

The two robberies in Ventura County occurred Monday at a First Interstate Bank branch on North Moorpark Road and May 2 at a California Federal Bank branch also on North Moorpark Road.


The other robberies have taken place since August, 1993, in Tarzana, Palm Springs, Canoga Park, Marina Del Rey, Encino, Burbank, Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica.

Anyone with information about the bandit is asked to call the FBI at (310) 477-6565.