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Bearded Bandit, who robbed Sacramento area banks, busted after buying razors

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Authorities say a suspected bank robber dubbed theBearded Bandit has been arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area after a sharp-eyed citizen recognized him buying razors to shave his beard.

The Oakland Tribune reports Thursday that the man was wanted for 11 bank robberies throughout Northern California, including Sacramento, Dixon and Elk Grove. He was arrested Wednesday night in Brentwood.

A drug store shopper saw the hairy-faced suspect shopping for razors and called police. The suspect then led police on a chase throughout the city of Brentwood. His name and age were not released.

Authorities say he would enter banks and demand money from a teller without ever showing a gun. No one was ever injured in the heists that started in early February. The amount of money stolen was not released.

Bank robberies attributed to “Bearded Bandit”

February 12, 2016

Robbery of Chase Bank on Washington Boulevard in Fremont

March 1, 2016

Robbery of Chase Bank on Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank on Marconi Boulevard

Attempted robbery of Wells Fargo on Stratford Avenue in Dixon

March 4, 2016

Casing of U.S. Bank on First Street in Gilroy

Robbery if Wells Fargo Bank on First Street in Gilroy

March 11, 2016

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank on Clayton Road in Concord

March 15, 2016

Robbery of U.S. Bank on Tassajara Road in Dublin

March 16, 2016

Casing of Wells Fargo on Green Valley Road in Watsonville

Casing of Wells Fargo on Vierra Canyon Road in Prunedale

Robbery of U.S. Bank on First Street in Gilroy

March 17, 2016

Robbery of U.S. Bank on Mission Boulevard in Fremont

Robbery of Wells Fargo Bank on Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton

March 21, 2016

Robbery of Chase Bank on Mount Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette

Robbery of Bank of Stockton on Main Street in Rio Vista

During each of the robberies, the "Bearded Bandit" presented a note, oftentimes from a black merchant's bag, and then leaves the scene without incident. No weapon has been threatened or seen.

Source: Fox40

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