The bank on the corner of El Camino Real and Faraday Avenue had barely been open an hour that Monday morning when a tall man in a shirt and tie entered the building brandishing a semi-automatic pistol and ordering everyone inside to get on the ground. With his face partially hidden, the bandit tossed a shoulder bag described as a soft attache case down on a desk and demanded two tellers fill it with cash. After they complied, the thief fled the bank and authorities believe he may have escaped in a vehicle parked a short distance away.
The masked gunman is described as a black man with a bald head and beard. Witnesses say he's about 6 feet tall and weighs from 175 to 195 pounds. He appears to be in his mid-30s and has an athletic build.
He was wearing a white long-sleeve dress shirt, a striped tie, dark slacks, and black sneakers. He had a black glove on his left hand, and had pulled a piece of dark material over the lower part of his face to obscure it.
He was carrying a black soft-cover case with a shoulder strap, and a black semi-automatic handgun.
According to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth, the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information about this case, contact authorities:
— FBI at 858-320-1800
—Carlsbad Police Department at 760-931-2110
—Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 888-540-8477
About this series:
Scores of cases throughout San Diego County go unsolved by local law enforcement investigators each year. A teen thought to be a runaway has still not come home. A dangerous parolee goes missing. A parent in a custody dispute kidnaps the children. A family member who is homeless and mentally ill disappears off the street. A loved one is murdered and there are few clues or no suspect.
No matter what the circumstances, police and relatives continue to search for those who are missing and wanted. They want the son, sister, or husband home. They want justice for the victims of crimes. They want the bad guys behind bars.
Each day in October, our Patch sites will feature a different person who is missing and wanted in San Diego County. Look at their pictures. Have you seen them? Do you have information that might help them be located, or identify a suspect?
Each profile will have a phone number for you to call to provide information. Let’s help investigators close these cases!