PISMO BEACH, Calif. - The FBI says the Central Coast Bandit is responsible for a bank robbery in Pismo Beach, Wednesday afternoon.
Pismo Beach Police responded to the incident at Pacific Western Bank on Oak Park Boulevard around 2:30 p.m. It marks the 6th case now linked to the serial robber, who first turned up on New Years Eve in Pacific Grove.
Wednesday's robbery was the fourth in our area. The others were in Paso Robles, Nipomo, and Atascadero. In each case, the bandit has been seen wearing a hat and glasses.
During today's robbery, the suspect advised the teller that she needed to cash a check, then proceeded to pass a note demanding cash. The Central Coast Bandit has also been linked to an incident in which a female was described by witnesses as having "cased" a bank.