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FBI, Sheriff Seek Public's Help to Find Chase Bank Robber

The bank was held up around noon Tuesday, the Sheriff's Department said.

Updated 5:30 p.m. to include additional details and suspect description from FBI.

A Chase Bank in the 1100 block of Palm Avenue was robbed Tuesday, said Lt. Scott Amos with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

An unknown man entered the bank around noon and slipped a teller a demand note, said FBI Special Agent and Spokesman Darrell Foxworth. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, told the teller he had a weapon, but no gun or other weapon was observed, Foxworth said.

After being handed an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses desribed the robber as a 6'0" Hispanic man weighing roughly 170-180 lbs with short or shaved hair. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a white T-shirt, black sunglasses with dark brown lenses, white tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200.

Ed Sorrels October 31, 2012 at 02:43 AM
It's the Christmas season, Or if you will the open season on bank's. Most years there is an increase in bank robbery's during this festive time as daily we rush to and fro spending money on our loved ones, and nightly we sit and worry just how the hell we are going to pay for it,!!!! ROB A BANK !!!! seem's to work for some of us !!
Libi Uremovic October 31, 2012 at 04:14 AM
that kid looks like he's 19 or something...
Rj Emmanuelle December 20, 2012 at 07:01 AM
You can get 30 years to life for 3 robberies. It ain't worth it. I would rather be poor and free.

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