SAN DIEGO—Two local banks were targeted by robbers Monday. One got away with an undisclosed amount of cash while the other got away empty handed.
At 10:20 am, a man wearing a black hooded sweat shirt and blue walked into the Bank of America branch on the 2200 block of National Avenue in Barrio Logan, and gave the teller a demand note.
"Fortunately that bank is outfitted with a bandit barrier and when the suspect came up, made his demand to the clerk, she just pressed her alarm and backed away from her teller station," said Lt. Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department. "He realized he wasn't getting away with anything . He yelled a dirty word and left the bank."
He was last seen headed west away from the Bank. Police say he is described as a black man about 30 years of age who stands between 5'9" and 6'0" tall. He has black hair and a medium build.
About an hour and a half later, around noon, another man described to be in his 60's walked into the First Citizens Bank on Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernard and did the same thing.
"The suspect walked in, presented the teller with a demand note. She gave him some cash, not as much as he asked for," said Brown. "She gave him some and he was last seen east bound through the parking lot. He's a little on the heavy set side, and he was wearing a dark ski cap, and it's not really that cold today, so maybe wearing that kind of headwear would get somebody's attention."
The suspect in this case is described a s a white male in his 60's, standing six feet tall, and weighing about 250 pounds. He was unshaven, with gray hair and wearing a dark blue ski cap, blue sweater with beige stripes on the sleeves and dark colored pants.
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