SAN DIEGO — The FBI and San Diego police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who robbed four bank tellers Friday while wearing a surgical mask with the letters and numbers "H1N1," the swine-flu virus designator.
The man entered the Bank of America on East Ocean Air Drive and Carmel Mountain Road in Torrey Hills about 10:50 a.m. Friday. He walked to an island counter in the lobby before approaching a teller, FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth said.
The robber displayed a pistol in his waistband, then gave the teller a white envelope with a demand note on top. He then walked down the row of tellers, handing each a separate envelope in which to place cash.
He left the bank with the envelopes and was seen walking east on East Ocean Air Drive.
The robber was described as white, in his early to mid 40s, 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He had black curly hair with gray on the side.
In addition to the mask, he wore a black ballcap with gray or white letters on the front, sunglasses, a short black jacket, khaki pants and plastic gloves. He was carrying a black briefcase.