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FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the “Drywaller Bandit”

FBI San Diego December 28, 2010
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

The FBI, Oceanside Police Department, and San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a serial bank robber dubbed the “Drywaller Bandit” believed to be responsible for robbing six banks in Encinitas and Oceanside, California, since September 24, 2010.

The “Drywaller Bandit” is known to verbally demand money from victim tellers while pointing a black semi-automatic pistol at the victim tellers. He is believed to have robbed two banks a total of four times. He is believed to have robbed the US Bank branch, located at 1074 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA. on Friday, September 24, 2010, and Tuesday, December 21, 2010. He is believed to have robbed the Citibank branch, located at 113 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA. on Friday, November 19, 2010, and Monday, December 27, 2010.

09/24/10
2:11 p.m.
Friday
US Bank 1074 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA.

10/25/10
1:14 p.m.
Monday
Wells Fargo Bank, 276 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA.

11/19/10
9:24 a.m.
Friday
Citibank, 113 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA.

12/8/10
9:25 a.m.
Wednesday
Chase Bank, 615 College Blvd.
Oceanside, CA.

12/21/10
9:24 a.m.
Tuesday
US Bank, 1074 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA.

12/27/10
10:15 a.m.
Monday
Citibank, 113 North El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA.

The “Drywaller Bandit” robber is described as follows:
  • Race: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Late 20’s to early 40’s
  • Height: Approximately 5’8” to 5’10’ tall
  • Weight: Approximately 160 to 190 lbs.
  • Build: Medium
  • Hair: Brown
  • Clothing: Known to wear dark baseball caps, sunglasses, gloves, black ski mask, dark hooded jacket with fleece lining, gloves, blue jeans and dust mask
  • Weapon: Black semi-automatic pistol

Bank surveillance photographs of the “Drywaller Bandit” from September 24, 2010 through December 21, 2010.

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Bank surveillance photographs from Monday, December 27, 2010, at the Citibank branch, located at 113 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA.

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Anyone with information concerning the “Drywaller Bandit” is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255, or CrimeStoppers at (888) 580-8477. A combined reward of $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Drywaller Bandit.” The “Drywaller Bandit” should be considered armed and dangerous.