“You can find bandits in cities however when someone creates a city in a terrain where there were bandits wandering around before hand.
- Ellias Aubec ”
Following the logic between bandit squad spawning, I'm fairly sure they don't stay there once person who built the city leaves.
Once PC leaves the tile, squads get reset and, if a check for city tile is made, none is created.
I mean, that's the logic in my head.
Err.. Mikel / Syn / Kendall?
Yes, but there are ways to keep the bandits in the city. Usually you take an IA player and place them in the city once it is created. This will prevent the bandits from getting reset and the auto heal at 17:00 SWC time will keep them alive (if you do decide to shot at them). Doing this will allow you to leave the city and come back later and they will still be there.