FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
November 3, 2020

Bank Robbery in Fallbrook

FBI Seeking Information to Identify and Locate Robber

SAN DIEGO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for a bank robbery in Fallbrook, California.

On October 31, 2020, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a man entered the Chase Bank, located at 1091 South Mission Road, Fallbrook, California, without wearing a mask (COVID-19). A teller told the man the bank required customers to wear a COVID-19 protective mask inside the bank. The man briefly left the bank and returned wearing a mask. 

Upon entering, the man wrote on a deposit slip while standing at a counter in middle of the lobby. The robber then presented a demand note which stated in part, “Don't do any sudden movements. Just read the note.” After receiving cash from the teller, the robber fled the bank on foot. Notably, the man walked with a limp as he left the bank.

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Caucasian or Hispanic
  • Age: Late 30s—early40s
  • Hair: Gray hair/gray stubble
  • Height: 5’10” tall
  • Build: Skinny
  • Weight: Approximately 160 lbs.
  • Clothing: Black hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, black baseball hat, black sunglasses, black mask, dark work style shoes
  • Weapon: No weapon displayed.

Anyone with information regarding this robber, please contact: