FBI officials say a man who allegedly tried to rob Wells Fargo Bank on Brand Boulevard on Friday may be the so-called ''Cooler Bandit."
The unidentified robber entered the bank on the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard at 10:15 a.m. Friday, approached a teller and passed a demand note, police said.
When the teller had trouble reading the writing, she left the booth to talk with a supervisor, so the robber told her to "give me the money," FBI officials said. At that point, the man abandoned his plans and fled on foot.
No one was injured and no cash was stolen, police said.
Witnesses described the man as possibly being in his teens.
But FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the man's description fits that of the "Cooler Bandit" because of the lunch pail that he carries to store cash from every robbery.