Photo via FBI Press Relations Los Angeles Field Office
Photo via FBI Press Relations
Los Angeles Field Office

A man who robbed a bank in Santa Ana on Thursday is believed to be the same suspect who robbed a bank in Orange two days earlier, the FBI said Saturday.

In Thursday’s case, the suspect entered the Bank of the West branch at 103 E. Memory Lane about 3:40 p.m. and passed a note that said he had a gun and was robbing the bank, said Laura Eimiller of the FBI.

The note also said “no dye packs,” Eimiller said.

About 4 p.m. Tuesday, a man believed to be the same suspect robbed a Farmers & Merchants Bank branch at 1220 E. Katella Ave. in Orange. In that heist, the suspect also passed a note saying he was robbing the bank, Eimiller said.

He also uttered, “100s and 50s,” she said, adding that the man fled on foot to the right of the bank.

The man is described as white, between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build, light complexion and clean-shaven face.

In both cases he wore eyeglasses and dark clothing.

He wore a blue baseball cap with a Dallas Cowboys-style star logo in the robbery on Thursday. In Tuesday’s robbery he donned a dark hat with an orange bill and what appeared to be the word “Miami” written in orange script lettering on the front.

The robberies are being investigated by the Bank Robbery Apprehension Team in Orange County, which is made up of investigators from the FBI and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Eimiller said.


— City News Service

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