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FBI: "Snowbird Bandit" wanted in 5 California bank robberies

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. - FBI officials say they need help to capture a bank robber known as the "Snowbird Bandit," who has committed five robberies in Orange County since March, reports CBS Los Angeles.

The most recent robbery happened Tuesday afternoon at First Citizens Bank in Rancho Santa Margarita. It was the second time the man has hit this bank, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told the station.

The same suspect has reportedly been linked to at least four other robberies -- in Mission Viejo, Monarch Beach, and Ladera Ranch.

The robber is described as a white male between the ages of 55 and 60; 5-foot-9 tall; and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds, according to CBS Los Angeles.

During some of the robberies, the robber shows a gun as he demands cash, reports the station, and descriptions of the suspect vary slightly. On June 11, the bandit carried a white pouch with the word "Medic" printed on it. At Tuesday's robbery, and at the one committed on July 6, he wore a straw hat.

Anyone with information regarding the "Snowbird Bandit" is asked to call the FBI at (310) 477-6565 or 911.

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