SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP)
Bank robbers apparently don’t have an advocacy group protesting such insulting law enforcement monickers as the “Overweight Bandit,” “Big Nose Bandit” and “Oldtimer Bandit.” The latest is the “Enormous Ears Bandit,” who is targeting banks as far away as San Diego and has apparently struck the Central Coast area for a third time. The bandit got away with about $3,000 from a Bank of America branch in Montecito on Wednesday. After looking at surveillance video, investigators said it was the work of the crook the FBI dubbed “The Enormous Ears Bandit.” He’s wanted in six other robberies. The robber on Wednesday handed a demand note to a teller and ordered the cash to be in $50s and $100s, police said. No weapon was seen.