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Man dubbed ‘Bandaged Bandit’ sought in area bank robberies

A man dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” is suspected of robbing banks in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Stateline, Nev.
A man dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” is suspected of robbing banks in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Stateline, Nev. Surveillance photo provided by FBI

A man the Federal Bureau of Investigation has dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” is being sought in connection with recent bank robberies in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Stateline, Nevada.

In each of the robberies, the man has affixed bandages to his nose, chin and other areas of his face and arms in an apparent effort to conceal his identity, according to an FBI news release.

The El Dorado Hills robberies occurred July 1 at Chase Bank, 2215 Francisco Drive, and Thursday, at the Wells Fargo Bank, 3935 Park Drive. The U.S Bank at 1850 Prairie City Road in Folsom was robbed Friday. The first robbery in the series occurred June 29 at the U.S. Bank, 229 Kingsbury Grade Road, in Stateline.

A man wearing the same clothes and bandages as the man described in Thursday’s El Dorado Hills robbery, also entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 3440 Palmer Drive in Cameron Park on July 13, but he did not complete a transaction or rob the bank, according to the FBI.

During the robberies, the man approached tellers and either presented a demand note or made an oral demand for cash while threatening that he had a weapon, authorities said. After receiving money, he left the banks on foot.

The man is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a large build and blonde hair.

The robberies are being investigated by the FBI, the Folsom Police Department and the El Dorado County and and Douglas County sheriff’s offices.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call their local FBI office or 800-885-5984. Tips also may be submitted to the FBI online, at tips.fbi.gov. If the man is spotted in the community, people are urged to call 911 and not to approach him.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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