Elusive ‘Snowbird Bandit’ Is Former LAPD Detective, Authorities Say

A retired Los Angeles Police Department detective is the so-called Snowbird Bandit who’s responsible for a string of bank robberies across Orange County, authorities say.

Randolph Bruce Adair, 70, was arrested Wednesday in Rancho Santa Margarita in connection with five robberies this year . . .

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department says Adair’s family members contacted deputies alerting them that they had information about the robberies.

Adair robbed the First Citizens Bank in Rancho Santa Margarita Tuesday for the second time in a two-month span, according to City News Service. Adair reportedly used a weapon to threaten the tellers.

During some of his robberies, Adair had displayed a revolver as he demanded cash. During a robbery at a Wells Fargo in Mission Viejo in early June, he was seen carrying a white pouch with the word “medic” on it. Adair was also named in robberies in Monarch Beach and Ladera Ranch. (Read more from “Elusive ‘Snowbird Bandit’ Is Former LAPD Detective, Authorities Say” HERE)

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