Suspect in 11 bank robberies arrested

March 27, 2008 at 9:44 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Investigators say a man arrested in southern California may have carried out 11 bank robberies in the past three months blamed on the "Scarface Bandit."

Michael Lee Felix was arrested Wednesday at a gas station near his home in Garden Grove, the Orange County Register reported. Investigators say they got a tip about him.

"After hundreds of hours of investigating these robberies, we were very happy it led to an arrest," Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department said at a news conference Thursday. "Yesterday, his luck ran out."

The "Scarface Bandit" got his nickname because he usually had a Band-Aid on his face, which investigators believed might have been hiding a mole or scar. Orange Police Sgt. Matt Miller said that a large supply of Band-Aids were in Felix's car, although he had only a small mole.

Police said they had not recovered any of the money taken in the robberies.

Felix is being held without bail in the Orange County Jail.

Related UPI Stories
Trending Stories