FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
October 16, 2018

FBI Requests Public Assistance to Identify San Diego 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 two bank robberies in San Diego, California.

On September 11, 2018, the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 5522 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California, was robbed by a lone male. On October 6, 2018, the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 276 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, California, was also robbed by a lone male. Investigators believe that the same individual, described as a white male in his 50s to 60s, is responsible for both robberies. In each robbery, the robber approached the teller and presented a note demanding money from the bank in a similar manner. The robber wore a hat and sunglasses in an attempt to cover his face. Each time, the robber was provided a sum of cash and departed the bank on foot.

Robbery Information:

  • September 11, 2018, 5:08 p.m. Robbery Wells Fargo 5522 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California
  • October 6, 2018 3:05 p.m. Robbery Wells Fargo 276 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, California

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Age: 50 to 60
  • Height: 6’2” tall
  • Build: Athletic/Thin
  • Hair: Dark/gray
  • Other: Hat and sunglasses
  • Weapon: None seen or threatened during the robbery

If you have information regarding this robber, please contact:

San Diego FBI: (858) 320-1800; www.fbi.gov/tips

San Diego Crime Stoppers: (888) 580-8477; www.sdcrimestoppers.org