Central Coast Bandit strikes again
July 20, 2013
A woman wanted for five Central Coast bank robberies is suspected of holding-up a Modesto bank on Thursday.
A Latina woman donning a scarf entered the Farmers and Merchants Bank in McHenry Village on Thursday, mentioned that she had a weapon and demanded money. She then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Law enforcement describes the woman as 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing glasses, and carrying a black purse.
The FBI has dubbed the woman the “Central Coast Bandit” and has credited her with robbing the Monterey Credit Union in Pacific Grove last New Year’s Eve, two Atascadero banks on Valentine’s Day, the Coast Hills Federal Credit Union in Nipomo last month, and the Paso Robles Golden 1 Credit Union Tuesday.