Two bank robberies this week in the North County have the FBI and police searching for a suspect or suspects with one common denominator: a baseball hat with a “NY” logo.
Investigators said the first robbery happened Tuesday around 5:30 p.m. at a US Bank branch in Poway.
An unknown male entered the bank at 12265 Scripps Poway Parkway, Suite 107, and walked up to a teller holding a written demand note. The victim teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and he fled the area.
Police said the suspect was described as a white man between 30 and 35 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 180-pounds. He was wearing a white baseball cap with a dark “NY” logo on the front, a white long-sleeve shirt, dark jeans and black shoes with white trim.
On Thursday, FBI investigators and Carlsbad police said an unknown suspect robbed the Chase Bank branch located at 7176 Avenida Encinitas.
Investigators said the suspect walked into the bank at around 1 p.m. and made a verbal demand for money from a teller. The robber also threatened to have a weapon.
The victim teller gave the suspect a sum of money and he left the bank on foot. Nobody was injured, police said.
Investigators said the Carlsbad bank robbery suspect is described as a white male around 25 to 30 years old, with hazel eyes and blonde hair. He was approximately 5-foot-6-inches tall and described by witnesses as “chubby.”
He wore a gray shirt, gray jeans and a baseball gray cap with a “NY” logo on it. He's pictured right, in a photograph captured on surveillance tape.
The FBI and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect or suspects involved in these two North County bank robberies. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.