When it comes to criminal fans, at least Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's are not Dodger fans, who tend to maim and kill Giants fans when they are not maiming and killing one another. But if we are going to point that out, we feel compelled to also report that some fans of the Halos tend to rob banks--or at least bank robbers wear the team's hats and attire when pulling their jobs. Consider the following six ...
The FBI and various police forces are seeking Gregory Lynn Cross, a 58-year-old suspected since Dec. 13 of having robbed five banks, including the same Chase in Burbank twice. The first day of the spree, the Chase Burbank was robbed by someone in an Angels shirt. The closest local job to Anaheim was at the Chase Long Beach on Dec. 18. If you know where 5-foot-11, 250-pound Cross is, contact the FBI at 310.477.6565 or dial 9-1-1.
Actually, there were two Chase Bank robberies by someone in Angels gear on Dec. 13: the one in Burbank and another at the branch at 8901 Valley View, Buena Park, where a fellow in a throwback Angels cap was the bandit, according to LABankRobbers.org.
Dubbed "The Hills Bandit" by the FBI, the middle-aged man is blamed for at least eight Southern California bank robberies and one attempted robbery since May, six of them in Orange County. In robberies of a Wells Fargo in Laguna Niguel and Union Bank in La Jolla on the same September day, the serial criminal wore a red Angels cap. He is described as white, 40 to 50 years old and has also struck multiple times in San Diego County--at times wearing a Chargers cap.
A robber of a U.S. Bank branch in Indio in February wore a gray cap with the Angels logo on it, according to LABankRobbers.org.
This fellow has robbed more than one Orange County bank while wearing a red Angels cap. Here the so-called "Big A Bandit" is shown on Oct. 4, 2013, at the Bank of the West, 3021 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton--which the FBI believes he hit twice over a five-month span. Also tied to a Bank of America robbery in Fullerton that same year, he remains at large and is described as white, about 50 to 55 years old, with shoulder-length, "dirty blond" hair. He stood about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and weighed about 220 to 250 pounds.
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It appears there is an old school Angels logo on the black baseball cap worn by the robber of the Independence Bank at 18101 Magnolia Ave., Fountain Valley, on Aug. 2, 2013. Santa Ana cops later arrested Dennis Adamson for that robbery as well as hits of a Subway restaurant and Mobil gas station in Santa Ana and a 7-Eleven and 76 station in Costa Mesa. Five days before his Oct. 1, 2013, arrest in an industrial area of Santa Ana, then-24-year-old Adamson was popped by Irvine police for drug paraphernalia possession. He was also linked to eight bank robberies in the Visalia area and Chevron and 7-Eleven holdups in Bakersfield that same year, according to Santa Ana Police.