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'Snowboarder bandit' strikes O.C. credit union, police say

March 6, 2012 |  7:51 am

Snowboarder bandit in helmet

Police say the so-called "snowboarder bandit" struck again, but he wore a new outfit this time.

The robber, who normally wears a beanie and sunglasses as he robs banks, instead wore a motorcycle helmet and black jacket as he stole money Monday from the Schools First Credit Union on East Santa Ana Canyon Road, KTLA-TV reported.

Investigators think the robber -- believed to be about 25 years old -- is responsible for nine robberies in Orange County since Dec. 20. He typically gives the teller a note implying he has a weapon and then demands cash.


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Photo: The "snowboarder bandit," this time in a motorcycle helmet, is caught on surveillance tape during a credit union robbery. Credit: KTLA-TV