FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
December 15, 2015

FBI and La Mesa Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Track Star Bandit

The FBI and the La Mesa Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown female who attempted to rob the Chase Bank branch located at 5505 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, California, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at approximately 11:07 a.m., an unknown female entered the Chase Bank branch located at 5505 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, California, and attempted to rob one of the tellers. At the time of the robbery, the unknown female entered the bank and waited in line until summoned by a teller. Once summoned by a teller, the unknown female approached the teller and presented a demand note for cash that demanded specific denominations. The teller paused after getting the note at which time the unknown female exited the bank without receiving any money.

Witnesses described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
  • Height: Approximately 5’6” tall
  • Build: Thin
  • Hair: Long, brown hair with blonde tips
  • Age: Mid-20s
  • Eyes: Light green
  • Clothing: Dark sports-like “track” jacket with a number on the left breast and sleeve, a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, white athletic shoes, and a black cap

Bank robbery surveillance photographs from the Chase Bank, located at 5505 Grossmont Center Drive, la Mesa, California, on Tuesday, December 15, 2015:

Anyone with information concerning this attempted robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800 (option 2) or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.