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FBI, SDPD Search for "Mr. Magoo Bandit"



    FBI, SDPD Search for "Mr. Magoo Bandit"
    FBI and SDPD said the "Mr. Magoo Bandit" may have robbed up to five banks around San Diego in the last few months.

    Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and San Diego police are asking for the public’s help to locate a bank robber their calling the “Mr. Magoo Bandit”, who may have robbed five banks in San Diego since 2010.

    It’s possible the suspect has robbed two banks twice during his months-long crime spree.

    The thief’s most recent heist happened Wednesday afternoon at a U.S. Bank located at 1331 Rosecrans, said David Foxworth an official with San Diego FBI.

    Around 4:15 p.m. a man entered the bank and walked over to the customer service desk in the lobby area, Foxworth said in a media release.

    The suspect approached the teller and placed note on the counter advising the teller that the bank was being robbed and that he demanded cash.

    The teller complied, giving the suspect a sum of money, at which point the man walked out of the bank, Foxworth said.

    The Mr.Magoo Bandit is described as being 35 to 40-years-old, 5 foot ten and between 185 and 200 pounds. He wears glasses and sported a baldhead at each robbery, Foxworth said.

    FBI and SDPD believe the bandit has robbed five banks around the city including, a Wells Fargo at 1350 Fashion Valley Drive on November 23, 2010 and again on July 6 of this year, the U.S. Bank on Wednesday and earlier on July 12, and another U.S. Bank location at 3201 University Avenue on July 27.

    Anyone with information concerning the “Mr. Magoo Bandit” is asked to contact the FBI at (858) 565-1255 or San Diego Police Department Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299.

    The Mr.Magoo Bandit adds another name to the list of character thiefs to rob San Diego banks, including the infamous, so-called “Geezer Bandit” who FBI said is responsible for ten robberies throughout San Diego.