FBI San Diego
Special Agent William McNamara
(858) 320-1800
August 23, 2019

FBI Seeking Tips on Man Responsible for Two Bank Robberies

SAN DIEGO–The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for two bank robberies in the San Diego, California area.

On August 15, 2019, at approximately 10:13 a.m., a male entered the US Bank, located at 6155 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California. This bank branch is located inside a Vons Grocery Store.  After approaching a bank teller, the robber made a verbal demand for money.  Specifically, the robber stated, “Grab a bag. Start with your 100s. Put all the money in the bag and give it to me or I'm gonna [sic] shoot." As a result of the threat, the teller complied with the robber’s demand and provided a sum of cash to the man.  After receiving the cash from the teller, the robber fled on foot. The robber was wearing a black bomber style jacket and black sunglasses.  During the robbery, the robber pretended to talk on his phone. 

On August 23, 2019, at approximately 11:55 a.m., a male entered the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 8011 University Avenue, La Mesa, California. This bank branch is also located inside a Vons Grocery Store.  During this robbery, the robber again pretended to talk on his phone as a ruse prior to demanding money.  The man made a similar demand as the first robbery and threatened “to shoot” if he didn’t receive money.  In this case, however, he approached several tellers in an effort to receive more cash.  After receiving a sum of cash, the robber departed the bank.  In this robbery, the man wore a white T-shirt, dark pants, and a backpack.  Surveillance cameras inside the bank captured photographs of the individual wanted for these robberies.

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Age: 20 to 30 years old
  • Build/Weight: 150 to 170 pounds
  • Height: Approximately 5’10”
  • Hair: Bald
  • Weapon: Verbally threatened; Not seen

Anyone with information regarding this robber, please contact:

  • San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800; https://tips.fbi.gov/
  • San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477;  www.sdcrimestoppers.org