FBI San Deigo
Special Agent Davene Butler
(858) 320-1800
March 13, 2017

Request for Public Assistance to Identify Man with Cane Attempting to Rob Chula Vista Bank

The FBI and Chula Vista Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for an attempted bank robbery in Chula Vista, California.

The attempted robbery occurred on January 13, 2017 at the U.S. Bank located at 399 H. Street, Chula Vista, California. The robber walked into the bank using a cane in his left hand. The man was wearing dark colored clothing, a light colored hat, and tennis shoes. In his attempt to obtain cash, the man verbally threatened a gun and gestured with his right hand as if the gun was concealed in his jacket. When he did not receive any cash, the man walked out of the bank, continuing to use his cane. Surveillance cameras captured the man fleeing from the area in a black Jeep Wrangler.

Witnesses have described the robber as follows:

  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Age: (approx.) 60—65 years old
  • Height: 5’9” tall
  • Build: Medium
  • Clothing: Dark jacket and pant, light colored bucket hat, cane, black/white tennis shoes
  • Vehicle: Black Jeep Wrangler

Notice to Media: A video depicting the man and his get-a-way vehicle is available for dissemination.

If you have information regarding this individual, please contact the San Diego FBI at: 858-320-1800 or https://tips.fbi.gov/