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

FBI San Diego December 14, 2011
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

On Friday, November 4, 2011, at approximately 3:30 p.m. the Pacific Western Bank, located at, 6119 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, California was robbed by an unknown male. The robber entered the bank, approached a teller, and demanded money. The robber displayed what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol. The robber ran out of the bank after receiving a sum of money. The robber was carrying a white plastic pesticide sprayer. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses describe the robber as follows:

Sex: Male
Race: White
Age: Approximately 30 years old
Height: Approximately 5’11” tall
Build: Thin
Hair/Coloring: Wavy brown hair and unshaven
Clothing: Blue jeans, yellow rain jacket, white tennis shoes, black baseball cap and dust mask covering nose and mouth
Miscellaneous: The robber was carrying a white plastic pesticide sprayer
Weapon: Possible black semi-automatic pistol

Bank surveillance photographs, Pacific Western Bank, 6110 El Tordo, Rancho Santa Fe, California, Friday, November 4, 2011.

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Anyone with information concerning this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255 (san.diego@ic.fbi.gov) or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS (8477). You may remain anonymous by calling the FBI or Crime Stoppers. This robber should be considered armed and dangerous.