Silent Bandit Sought After Robbery Attempt at La Mirada’s Bank of the West

Photo courtesy FBI.

 

LA MIRADA — A serial bank robber who has been tagged as the “Mum’s the Word Bandit” failed to carry out his latest heist in La Mirada this past Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The suspect received his nickname because he passes tellers a note demanding cash without speaking, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.

No weapons have been seen in photos.

He hit the Bank of the West located at 12709 Valley View Ave., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Manuel Flores said. He passed a teller a note demanding money, he said. When the teller failed to comply, he left without cash.

Mum’s is being sought in connection with a May 18 robbery at another Bank of the West in Anaheim, Eimiller said.

Officials described him as a white man of about 60 years old, with a white beard. During Friday’s robbery, he wore a blue, short-sleeve, collared shirt, a blue baseball cap and tinted glasses.

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