FBI Seeks Nixon-Masked Robber Who Hit 2 L.A. Banks

LOS ANGELES -- The FBI says it's looking for a man who robbed a pair of Los Angeles banks wearing a rubber mask of former President Richard Nixon.

An FBI spokeswoman says the suspect is behind Wednesday's armed robbery of a Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and the Nov. 25 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch.

Both banks are in the Encino area of the San Fernando Valley.

The spokeswoman says the robber liberally brandished his gun and showed violent tendencies, but his demeanor remained calm.

She says police have dubbed him the "Ex-President Bandit."

The 1991 film "Point Break" features a group of bank robbers in similar masks led by the late Patrick Swayze and dubbed "The Ex-Presidents."


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