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Deputies release video of 'Elephant Man Bandit'

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The Elephant Man Bandit is caught on surveillance video during a July 17 bank robbery in Shoreline. (Courtesy of FBI)

SEATTLE -- The King County sheriff's office has released surveillance video of the Elephant Man Bandit, a serial bank robber who's held up three local banks in the past month.

The robber was given his unique moniker because of the material he wears over his head, according to the FBI's Seattle Division.

The Elephant Man Bandit is wanted in connection with a July 5 robbery at a Whidbey Island Bank in Bothell, a July 12 robbery at a Banner Bank in Woodinville and a July 17 robbery at a Whidbey Island Bank in Shoreline.

In each robbery, the man implied he had a gun and drove off with the money, according to the FBI.

Deputies describe the robber as a white man is his late 40s or early 50s. He stands roughly 5'11 tall, has graying hair and scar texture on his face. During the robberies, he wears dark shoes, dark dress slacks and a long sleeved collared shirt.

Deputies say the robber should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the Elephant Man Bandit is asked to call the King County Sheriff's Office at 206-296-3311, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).