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‘Dreaded Bandit,' Wanted in 4 Bay Area Bank Robberies, Arrested: FBI

The FBI on Monday said the "Dreaded Bandit," wanted for at least four Bay Area bank robberies since April, had been arrested.

More details were expected to be made public later in the day. But the suspect is known to wear disguises during some of the robberies, including makeup and a dark colored wig simulating long hair.

The "Dreaded Bandit" allegedly robbed the same San Francisco bank twice with the last two months, according to the FBI.

On June 23 and July 11, the suspect committed takeover-style robberies at Comerica Bank, located at 2001 Union St. In both robberies, the suspect displayed a handgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, FBI officials said.

The suspect is also believed to have robbed the Provident Credit Union at 2727 S. El Camino Real in San Mateo on May 12 and the First Republic Bank at 2001 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco on April 22, according to the FBI.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to contact the FBI. All calls are confidential and the FBI San Francisco office can bE reached 24 hours a day at (415) 553-7400.

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