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FBI and Carlsbad Police Department Seek Public’s Assistance to Identify the Scarecrow Bandit

FBI San Diego March 14, 2014
  • Darrell Foxworth (858) 320-8302

The FBI and Carlsbad Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank, located at 7176 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California, on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, at approximately 6:10 p.m., the Chase Bank, located at 7176 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California, was robbed by an unknown male wearing a scarecrow-type mask, described as a cloth material with eye holes cut out.

At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank, walked up to the victim teller’s window, and made a verbal demand for money. Another employee in the bank suspecting something unusual was happening approached the victim teller at which time the robber demanded money from this teller. The robber ended up getting money from both tellers. The robber was last seen running southbound on Avenida Encinas. No weapon was observed and no injuries reported.

Witnesses describe the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Age: Mid to late 20s
  • Height: Approximately 5’8” tall
  • Build: Medium athletic build
  • Clothing: Gray hooded long sleeve sweatshirt with dark horizontal stripes, gloves, tan pants, tan-colored cloth mask with eyeholes cut out

 Carlsbad Bank Robbery Suspect (3/13/14)
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Bank robbery surveillance photographs from the Chase Bank, 7176 Avenida Encinas,
Carlsbad, California, on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800, the Carlsbad Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477.