SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s help to identify the robbery suspect, dubbed the ‘bag trick bandit’.
The robbery suspect is responsible for four recent robberies and attempted robberies in the San Diego area. The robberies began just before Christmas when he tried to rob a Bank of America, located at 2341 Ulric Street in San Diego on December 21, 2016. The suspect struck again the same day at a U.S. Bank branch located at 4195 Genesee Avenue.
On January 5, 2017, the suspect attempted to rob the Wells Fargo branch located at 4725 Clairemont Drive and on January 8, 2017, the suspect robbed the U.S. Bank branch located at 3645 Midway Drive. During the second and the third robberies, the suspect gestured with his hand inside of a bag, appearing as though he had a weapon authorities said. The hand in the bag, is how he earned the name of the Bag Trick Bandit.
The most recent of the series of robberies was on Sunday, January 8, 2017, when the suspect showed a semi-automatic handgun during the robbery. During all four robberies, the suspect wore a hooded sweatshirt, either with the door pulled up or worn with a hat and sunglasses to conceal his features.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30-years-old, 6’ tall, thin build, dirty blonde hair. Anyone with information should contact Special Agent Davene Butler at (858) 320-1800.
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