SAN DIEGO–The FBI, San Diego Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an unknown male bank robber, who is believed to be responsible for two bank robberies dating back to July 2.
The latest robbery occurred September 25 at the U.S. Bank, located inside of the Albertsons grocery store at 1133 South Mission Road in Fallbrook.
The robber has been dubbed the Hipster Bandit for his manner of dress and the sunglasses he has worn during his robberies.
The Hipster Bandit is alleged to have robbed the U.S. Bank, located inside of the Albertsons grocery store at 1133 South Mission Road in Fallbrook. At the time of the robbery, the robber approached the victim teller and feigned to be conducting a legitimate banking transaction by verbally asking the teller for help while handing the teller a demand note for cash. The note stated that he was there to rob the teller and demanded specific denominations. The teller provided the robber with a sum of money which the robber collected in his hands and then walked towards the main entrance/exit of the grocery store.
The Hipster Bandit is also believed to be responsible for robbing the U.S. Bank, located inside of the Albertsons grocery store at 8920 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa on July 2. During this robbery, the robber sat down at desk in front of the teller’s desk and asked if the teller could help him. The robber then slid a white envelope with writing on it demanding cash. The note also provided instructions on how to package the money. The teller complied with the robber’s demand and provided him with a sum of money. No injuries have been reported in any of the robberies at this time.
Witnesses described the Hipster Bandit as a white male in his early 30s with freckles, short brown hair, approximately five feet, four inches tall, approximately 110 pounds with a small/thin build and protruding ears. He was last seen wearing long sleeved button up shirts and dark round-lens sunglasses.
Anyone with information concerning the Hipster Bandit is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800 (option 2) or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.