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Mr. Magoo Bandit suspect surrenders to FBI

October 18, 2011 |  4:34 pm

Photo: Mr. Magoo Bandit on bank surveillance camera. Credit: FBI.A 43-year-old San Diego man has been arrested on suspicion of being the Mr. Magoo Bandit, responsible for 12 bank robberies, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Scott James Larsen surrendered to agents on Monday after learning that he was being sought in the case, the FBI said.

The Mr. Magoo Bandit, a nickname bestowed by the FBI because of his thick glasses and roundish head, is suspected of bank robberies in San Diego, Ventura County, the Bay Area and one in Henderson, Nev.

The geographic spread of his alleged bank robberies and his apparent decision not to attempt a disguise were unusual among serial bank robbers, the FBI said.


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Photo: Mr. Magoo Bandit on bank surveillance camera. Credit: FBI.