SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- A man has been arrested for a series of bank robberies in the San Fernando Valley earlier in March, officials announced Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Police Department said the so-called “Ginger Bandit,” 42-year-old Patrick Robert Day, was apprehended Tuesday.
Investigators said Day targeted three banks on March 5 in west San Fernando Valley: one in the 21800 block of Sherman Way at 2:20 p.m., another in the 22800 block of Victory Boulevard at 2:30 p.m., and finally, a bank in the in the 22000 block of Ventura Boulevard at 2:40 p.m.
The suspect allegedly walked into the banks and displayed a note to employees demanding cash and claiming that he had a firearm or a bomb. He then took the money and fled, authorities said.
Day, a parolee, had been arrested previously for narcotics violations and violent crimes, according to LAPD.