FBI San Diego
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
June 14, 2018

Masked Bank Robber Uses Large Plastic Cup to Collect Stolen Cash

FBI Seeks Public Assistance to Identify Robber

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

On June 14, 2018, a bank robbery occurred at the Mission Federal Credit Union, located at 269 West Washington Street, San Diego, California, 92103. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the robber entered the bank and approached a teller while holding a large plastic “Big Gulp” cup in his left hand. While at the teller station, the robber removed a handgun from his pocket with his right hand, pointed the handgun at the teller, and made a verbal demand for money. The teller provided money to the robber by placing cash from his drawer into the large cup. The robber proceeded to a second teller and made a second verbal demand for money while continuing to brandish his weapon. The second teller also placed a sum of money inside the plastic cup. Thereafter, the robber fled the bank on foot.

The robber took significant efforts to disguise his appearance. For example, the robber wore a rubber mask covering his face and a large gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood worn over a dark gray beanie hat covering his head. The robber also wore dark colored sunglasses and gloves to cover his eyes and hands. Long dark pants and white running shoes with black soles covered the remainder of his body. The robber was described as standing approximately 6’0” tall and weighing approximately 200 lbs.

If you have information regarding this robber, please contact the San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477; www.sdcrimestoppers.org.