FBI and Escondido Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Escondido Bank Robber
|FBI San Diego December 26, 2012|
The FBI and Escondido Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the US Bank branch located inside the Albertsons grocery store at 1509 East Valley Parkway in Escondido, California, on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.
On Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at approximately 9:40 a.m., the US Bank located inside of the Albertsons grocery store at 1509 East Valley Parkway in Escondido, California, was robbed by an unknown male.
At approximately 9:40 a.m., the robber exited an older white Ford Ranger and entered the store. The robber allegedly wandered around the store for approximately three minutes before going to the area of the bank. The robber approached a teller and presented a demand note that he pulled from a brown portfolio that he was carrying. The robber also displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and made a follow up verbal demand for cash. While the first teller was retrieving money, the robber pointed the firearm at another bank employee and demanded cash. Both employees provided the robber with a sum of money.
After receiving a sum of money the robber walked out of the grocery store. The robber is described as follows:
- Race: White
- Sex: Male
- Age: Approximately 60 years old
- Height: Approximately 6’0 tall
- Build: Thin
- Hair: Clean shaven
- Clothing: Brown blazer, black shirt, tan Fedora-style hat, glasses, dark pants, brown messenger-like bag, and running shoes
- Weapon: Black, semi-automatic pistol
Bank surveillance photographs from the US Bank, located inside of the Albertsons grocery store, 1509 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, California, on Wednesday, December 26, 2012:
Anyone with information concerning this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. This robber should be considered armed and dangerous.