SAN DIEGO–Local FBI and La Mesa Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspected bank robber in La Mesa.
On December 28, at approximately 1:10 p.m., a man robbed the Bank of the West, located at 8690 Center Dr. in La Mesa. The man, like other customers, waited in line until he was called by a teller. When he approached the teller, the robber produced a note demanding money from the bank. The note threatened that the robber possessed a bomb. No bomb or weapon was seen by witnesses inside the bank. After receiving money from the teller, the robber fled on foot.
During the robbery, the robber wore a black long-sleeved hoodie sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and a baseball hat. He also wore a white bandana. Following the robbery, investigators obtained additional surveillance photos of the robber near the bank where the man can be seen wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt rather than the black hoodie. The robber, however, was still wearing the same white bandana face covering and pants.
The robber is described as a white male, age 25 to 30-years-old, and height five feet, 10 inches tall.
If you have information regarding this robber, contact San Diego FBI at (858) 320-1800, or visit www.fbi.gov/tips. Call San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477, or visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org