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Mr. Magoo Bandit robs 5 San Diego banks

August 11, 2011 |  3:52 pm

The FBI and San Diego police are asking for the public's help in finding a bank robbery suspect the agencies have dubbed the Mr. Magoo Bandit because of his roundish head, bald pate and apparent nearsightedness, like the famous cartoon character.

The bandit is wanted for robberies at five San Diego banks in the last nine months, including the US Bank on Rosecrans on Wednesday.

The robber in all five holdups is described as 35 to 40 years old, 185 to 200 pounds, bald and wearing glasses. There’s no indication that he has the distinct Mr. Magoo voice done by Jim Backus, however.


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Photo: Bank robber in one of the Mr. Bagoo Bandit holdups. Credit: FBI