FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
August 12, 2015

FBI and San Diego Police Department Seek the Public’s Assistance to Identify the Chili Pepper Bandit

The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union located at 320 B Street in San Diego, California, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at approximately 12:26 p.m., an unknown male (hereinafter referred to as the robber) entered the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union located at 320 B Street in San Diego, California, and robbed one of the tellers.

At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank and walked up to the teller and made a verbal demand for money. The robber pointed a handgun at the teller that he held in his right hand and pointed the handgun at the teller throughout the robbery. After receiving a sum of money from the teller, the robber ran out of the bank. The robber was last seen traveling southbound on Third Street toward Broadway Street.

Witnesses described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Height: Approximately 6’0” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Age: Mid-60s
  • Hair: Full white beard
  • Clothing: Black cap, dark gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black shoes, and black shirt with a red chili pepper design on the front of the shirt.

     

Bank robbery surveillance photographs from the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, located at 320 B Street, San Diego, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

Anyone with information concerning this attempted robbery is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.