Man Believed to be "Hipster Bandit" Strikes Again: FBI - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Believed to be "Hipster Bandit" Strikes Again: FBI

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who robbed a Union Bank and attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank

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    Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who robbed a Union Bank and attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank Wednesday.

    The man is believed to be the “Hipster Bandit,” who is suspected of robbing two banks on July 2, 2015, according to the FBI.

    They dubbed him the “Hipster Bandit” because of the clothes and sunglasses he wore during his robberies last year.

    The FBI says the “Hipster Bandit” walked into a Vons grocery store on College Boulevard near the 76 Freeway just north of Frazee Road in Oceanside and attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank around 2:12 p.m.

    He gave the teller a demand note asking for cash but the teller refused to give him any money. The suspect then left the bank.

    Around 2:20 p.m., the FBI says he went to the Ralphs grocery store on Old Gove Road just west of Mission Avenue. The suspect robbed the Union Bank located inside the store and took off.

    He is described to be in his mid-20s or early 30s, approximately five foot three inches tall, with brown hair and a tattoo on his left upper arm. He is believed to have been driving a black motorcycle, wearing a black jacket and black helmet.