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SAN DIEGO —
A man dressed in all black used a demand note Friday morning to rob a teller at a Mission Valley credit union, according to San Diego police and the FBI.
The heist happened about 10:25 a.m. at a San Diego County Credit Union branch on Fenton Parkway of Friars Road, Officer David O’Brien said. The branch is in a shopping center anchored by Costco, Lowe’s and Ikea.
O’Brien said the bandit slipped a demand note to one of the tellers, who then handed the thief an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber was last seen headed north on Fenton Parkway.
Officers searched but did not find the suspect. The FBI’s San Diego-area violent crimes task force is investigating along with San Diego robbery detectives, and agents asked for help from the public to identify the robber.
He was described as a White man in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 11 inches with a slender build. He wore a black hat and a black neck gaitor covering his mouth and nose. He also wore a black jacket, dark pants and a black Nike backpack with a white “swoosh” logo.
Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the man was asked to contact the FBI at (800) 225-5324 or tips.fbi.gov. Tipsters can also call San Diego County Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477, or submit anonymous information at sdcrimestoppers.org.
Friday’s robbery was the third in three days at banks or credit unions in San Diego County — though there was no initial indication the heists were related. A man robbed a teller Thursday afternoon at a bank in El Cajon, making his escape on a skateboard. On Wednesday, a man robbed a teller at a Chase branch in Clairemont.
Staff writer Alex Riggins contributed to this report.
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