Home San Diego Press Releases 2012 FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber

FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify Chase Bank Robber

FBI San Diego November 17, 2012
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

The FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank branch located at 1122 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, California, on Saturday, November 17, 2012.

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, at approximately 1:15 p.m., an unknown male armed with a suspicious device robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 1122 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, California.

At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank and approached the victim teller’s station. The robber was carrying a red Verizon shopping bag from which he pulled out a small, gray box with wires attached to the box. The robber made several statements to the teller and demanded cash. The teller provided a sum of money to the robber, who walked away and left the suspicious device on the teller counter.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit responded to the bank and rendered the device safe. The device was determined not to contain any explosive material. No injuries were reported.

The robber is described as follows:

  • Race: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Approximately 19 to 26 years old
  • Height: Approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall
  • Weight: Approximately 160 to 175 pounds
  • Complexion: Acne around mouth, cheeks, and nose
  • Build: Medium
  • Hair: Brown and white wavy hair
  • Eyes: Possibly hazel-colored
  • Clothing: White, long-sleeved, collared shirt and khaki-colored pants
  • Weapon: Used a suspicious device that he indicated contained explosives

Bank surveillance photographs from Chase Bank branch located at 1122 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, California, on Saturday, November 17, 2012:

Anyone with information concerning this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. This robber should be considered armed and dangerous.