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'Cooler bandit' may have struck Glendale bank

January 20, 2011 |  7:48 am

FBI officials say a man who tried to rob Wells Fargo Bank on Brand Boulevard last week may be the "Cooler Bandit."

The unidentified robber entered the bank in the 500 block of North Brand Boulevard at 10:15 a.m. Friday, approached a teller and passed a note demanding money, police said. He eventually left the bank without getting any money.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the man’s description fits that of "Cooler Bandit" because of the lunch pail that he carries to store cash from every robbery. The bandit is known to have robbed banks in City of Industry and Marina Del Rey, she added.

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