FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
February 16, 2017

$2,500 Reward Offered by FBI

Public Assistance Requested in “The Short Fuse Bandit” Case

The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for three armed robberies in the San Diego area.

On January 11, 2017, an individual, armed with a semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun, entered three different liquor stores and robbed them. Each time, the robber made a verbal demand for money to a store employee and fired a round from the handgun. After being provided with cash by the store employee, the robber fled the store on foot. During the robberies, the robber wore a dark, long-sleeved sweatshirt or Pendleton style shirt; a blue bandana covering his face below the eyes; black sunglasses; and a glove on the right hand. This individual should be considered “Armed and Dangerous.”

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the conviction of this individual.

Robbery Series Information:

  • January 11, 2017 Event: Robbery, Store: Perry Liquor, Location: 4704 Federal Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • January 11, 2017 Event: Robbery, Store: Par Liquor, Location: 5055 Federal Boulevard, San Diego, CA
  • January 11, 2017 Event: Robbery, Store: Green Cat Liquor, Location: 5102 Imperial Boulevard, San Diego, CA

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White or Hispanic
  • Height: 6’0” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: Dark, long-sleeved sweatshirt or Pendleton style shirt; blue bandana, black sunglasses, glove on the right hand

If you have information regarding this individual, please contact:

  • FBI Violent Crimes Task Force—(858) 320-1800; tips.fbi.gov
  • San Diego Police Department—Robbery—(619) 531-2299;
  • Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line—(888) 580-8477 www.sdcrimestoppers.org.