Police seeking the “White Masked Bandit” responsible for armed robberies in Eagle Rock and Highland Park

The “White Masked Bandit” | Courtesy LAPD

Police are asking the public to help find an armed robbery suspect who has worn a white paper mask during least a half dozen hold ups in the past two weeks in Eagle Rock and Highland Park.

Here are details the LAPD provided this afternoon about the suspect who detectives are calling the White Masked Bandit:

“The suspect enters a business and demands cash from the register. The suspect takes the money and runs away from the location. The suspect possibly leaves the area in a silver Nissan Sentra or similar vehicle. The suspect has committed six armed robberies since November 7th at various commercial businesses in the Eagle Rock and Highland Park areas. The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his late twenties or early thirties, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gloves in all of the crimes. The suspect is wearing white tennis shoes with blue laces, possibly Nike Air Max.

In every robbery, the suspect is wearing a white paper mask. The mask is described as those used for cosmetic facials. The mask [has] form fitting with holes for the eyes, mouth, and nose. The suspect uses a small blue steel revolver that resembles a “Starter Pistol.”

Here are the dates and locations of the robberies:

  • 11/07/17 10:00 PM 4900 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard
  • 11/11/17 4:15 PM 4700 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard
  • 11/13/17 9:40 PM 1000 block of Colorado Boulevard
  • 11/14/17 12:30 PM 5800 block of York Boulevard
  • 11/17/17 7:30 PM 6400 block of York Boulevard
  • 11/18/17 5:20 PM 400 block of North Avenue 64

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Franco, Northeast Area Detectives at (323) 561-3472. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877- LAPD-24- 7 (1-877- 527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 222-TIPS (800-222- 8477).

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  1. It’s odd that every night we hear on news of bandits and robbers out in San Bernardino and Fontana; but, here in the Northeast we hear two weeks later of a bandit on the loose! Why hasn’t his face been broadcasted in the local news? Why has it taken so long to get the word out? Six robberies not enough to be newsworthy? Is this another case of LAPD under-reporting crime statistics?

  2. Eastsider, Thanks for the post, including the dates and times the armed bandit has struck. I’m not familiar enough with these areas to know if the businesses have anything in common; anyone out there know?

  3. Look for someone with great skin.

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