FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
July 11, 2017

FBI Requests Public Assistance to Identify La Mesa 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 Mesa, California.

On July 11, 2017, the Cal Coast Credit Union, located at 8002 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, California was robbed by a lone male. The robber approached the teller and provided a handwritten note demanding money from the bank. The robber was provided a sum of cash and departed the bank on foot.

The robber is described as a black male, in his 30s, standing approximately 6'00" tall with a medium build. The robber wore a large straw hat and a chef’s apron over a dark colored t-shirt. 

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Age: 30s
  • Height: 6’0” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Weight: Approximately 200 to 225 pounds
  • Clothing: Dark t-shirt; white apron; large, straw hat, sunglasses, red backpack
  • Weapon: None seen or threatened during the robbery