LA CRESCENTA — FBI investigators have released new surveillance photographs of the so-called "Green-tattoo Bandit," who they say robbed the same Foothill Boulevard bank twice in three years.
The photographs show the robber talking to a teller at the Bank of America in the 3100 block of Foothill Boulevard during a November 2007 hold-up. The same man is suspected of robbing that same bank on Sept. 9.
FBI investigators were able to link the robberies to the same man because witness descriptions of the suspect were identical in both heists, and in both crimes, the man threatened to kill the tellers, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
"His [modus operandi] was almost identical," she said.
The robber was dubbed the "Green-tattoo Bandit" because witnesses reported in both robberies seeing reddish-green tattoos on the back of his neck, Eimiller said.
During the September robbery, the man entered the bank about 12:56 p.m. while carrying a manila envelope, according to the FBI.