FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
June 15, 2017

FBI Requests Public Assistance to Identify La Jolla Bank Robber

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Diego Violent Crimes Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for a bank robbery in La Jolla, California.

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an unidentified male entered the Citibank located at 7900 Hershel Avenue in La Jolla, California. The male walked to the first available teller window and placed a demand note on the counter for the teller to read. The note demanded money and threatened a weapon. After receiving money from the teller, the robber placed the money in a drawstring bag he brought with him and departed the bank.

The robber is described as a white male, standing approximately 5'9" tall, and weighing 150—160 pounds. The robber wore a white baseball cap, dark square sunglasses, a dark-colored shirt, light-colored pants, and a beige suit jacket/blazer.

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Age: ~40’s
  • Height: 5’9” tall
  • Weight: Approximately 150—160 lbs.
  • Clothing: White baseball cap, dark square sunglasses, dark-colored shirt, light-colored pants, beige suit jacket/blazer.
  • Weapon: Threatened via note; Not seen by witnesses during the robbery