Man Wearing Animal Hat Wanted in Violent Robbery Attempt

Officials say the woman grabbed the man and threw him out of her car and onto the ground

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 2:29 PM PDT
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Wanted: Gun-Toting Man in Animal Hat

San Diego County Crimestoppers

Surveillance video released by Crimestoppers shows the suspect carrying what appears to be a gun.

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There’s a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who attempted to rob a woman outside a North County bank.

A woman stopping to get cash at the Union Bank on Bernardo Center Drive Sunday afternoon was confronted by a man with a gun.

San Diego County Crimestoppers and investigators have released the surveillance video of the incident in the hopes of identifying the suspect.

The victim parked near the ATM just before 2 p.m. and left the car door open and the key in the ignition, officials said.

As she was using the ATM, a man with a gun walked up to her and demanded cash. He also tried to jump into her car and take off.

Officials say the woman grabbed the man and threw him out of her car and onto the ground.

He fled in a 4-door grey sedan that was driven by another man, investigators said.

Anyone with information on this case can call SDPD Northeastern Division Detectives at (858) 538-8000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.

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