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'Plain Jane' Bandit Robs U.S. Bank In Wildomar

Witnesses have described the suspect as a Hispanic female, 5'3" to 5'5" tall, 150 to 170 pounds. She appears to be between 35 to 40 years old.

A woman dubbed the "Plain Jane" bandit has hit five Southland banks in recent days, and Tuesday she made U.S. Bank in Wildomar her sixth target.

At 5:20 p.m., the woman robbed the U.S. Bank located inside the Albertsons grocery store, 23893 Clinton Keith Road, according to the FBI.

During her holdup, she used a written and verbal demand and indicated that someone, possibly an accomplice, was waiting for her outside the bank, according to the FBI.

The woman got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

"No accomplice was seen," said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

No injuries were reported in today's holdup.

When local police arrived on scene, they cordoned off the bank location, but customers were allowed in and out of Albertsons to shop.

Today's robbery is the sixth for the Plain Jane bandit in less than two weeks, and the last four holdups have occurred within 24 hours of each other. Several hours before today's heist, she hit the U.S. Bank located at 5470 Beach Blvd. in the city of Buena Park. On Monday she was linked to two holdups in Moreno Valley.

The suspect has been linked to all of the following robberies:

  • 7/12/12: U.S. Bank, 13372 E. Telegraph Rd. in Santa Fe Springs
  • 7/19/12: U.S. Bank, 13525 Whitter Blvd. in Whittier
  • 7/23/12: Chase, 14425 Moreno Beach Blvd. in Moreno Valley
  • 7/23/12: U.S. Bank, 12721 Moreno Beach Blvd. in Moreno Valley
  • 7/24/12: U.S. Bank, 5470 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park
  • 7/24/12: U.S. Bank, 23893 Clinton Keith Road in Wildomar

The FBI and law enforcement officers in nearby Buena Park, Whittier, Moreno Valley -- and now Wildomar -- are asking for the public's help in identifying the robber. 

Witnesses have described the suspect as a Hispanic female, 5'3" to 5'5" tall, 150 to 170 pounds. She appears to be between 35 to 40 years old and is possibly driving a four-door silver vehicle with a sunroof, according to authorities. (See attached collage of surveillance photos of the suspect.)

According to the FBI, a witness to one of the earlier robberies said the suspect’s appearance was described as that of a “plain jane.”  Witnesses have described a possible scar below or next to her right eye, as well as a possible tattoo on her right shoulder area.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact their nearest FBI office or dial 9-1-1. 

Cat July 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM
...if she were smart, she wouldn't even be robbing banks......jes sayin!
Vince July 27, 2012 at 06:27 AM
Aaaaaa....well, the idea is to get a robber GONE, and away from the bank before they can pull a gun, set off a bomb etc, and then potentially hurt people...So all's a robber really needs is a pencil and a piece of paper to write their note on, to then simply hand the note over to the teller, and voila, wait for the cash....There will be absolutely NO argument by the teller...Fact is, a typical haul for a hit and run, ONE teller robbery like this is usually in the coupla 3 thousand dollar range (or less even), since a teller's drawer doesn't have much more that that TO get robbed of, as a rule---although there are exceptiions from time to time to that "rule", where there can be several thousand bucks more---so it is sorta like rolling the dice as to how much can be gotten in a robbery like this, from any given teller. A bank robber who HAS a gun, even without discharging, or threatneing someone with it is looking at 25 years, straight up...and IF they cap a round off, even into the ceiling to show they are rough, tough, and mean business, then they can catch a Life Sentence. For MY money (pun intended!) robbing banks is a moron's game, and that is why they get caught sooner or later---"Operative Word" there: MORON....Hell, a much easier form of "robbery" is to become a politician, and then folks will give ya money (campaign contributions and "perks" that ya ain't 'posed to get)) to "rob" other folks, who in turn often say THANKS after ya "rob" 'em...
Cat July 27, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Couldn't have been said any better than that! :~)
Vince July 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM
And a "funny thing" is--- from what I've been told by a "reformed", and done his time (9 years) EX bank robber, is that...Across the border, Mexican Banks WILL take BADLY dye pack stained U.S. Currency in exchange for Peso's... the Peso's are taken back across into the U.S., where they are then converted into CLEAN U.S. dollars,,,and The U.S. pretty much has to accept damaged, or stained U.S. paper money from Mexican Banks, and make 'em good in fresh currency...no questions asked per say. If you pay attention to "paper money" going through your wallet or purse on a daily basis, you will notice that there are bills from time to time with "red stains" along the edges that had been in a dye pack explosion, yet were not stained so badly to be removed from circulation. I sold a Porsche 911 to a fella a coupla 4 or 5 years back, and he brought ALL hundred dollar bills, and trust me, there were stacks of them...And as I counted through the BANK BANDED bundles, I noticed a veritable crapload of red dye on many of the bill edges...and it sorta made me nighty nervous as I thought that possibly this guy had robbed a bank, got some bands, and made up his own "official looking" banded bundles. So I went into the bathroom and called my buddy's wife (a manager at a brand name bank) on my cell, and she told me that they will re-circulate bills that have "edge stains", and even some with tiny spots of dye in the "field" of the bill...sorta interesting, eh?
Dani Trevino November 22, 2013 at 02:31 AM
Kathy Green doesn't use his/her real name godamm hater lol

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