Skateboard Bandit Strikes Again - NBC 7 San Diego

Skateboard Bandit Strikes Again



    A masked gunman was carrying his signature skateboard when he robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Torrey Highlands -- scaring employees and customers inside, according to the FBI and police.

    Investigators say the robbery on 7875 Highland Village Place was caught on camera. A man fitting the same description is also suspected of robbing the Comerica Bank at 3312 Rosecrans in the Midway Area on July 12.

    During Friday's robbery he allegedly approached a teller, made a verbal demand for money, pulled up his shirt and displayed the handle of a handgun. The bandit demanded that the teller place the money into a black backpack that he set on the counter.

    The teller complied and placed a sum of money into the backpack. The robber picked up the backpack and walked out of the bank.

    The robber carried a skateboard with him and his face was covered with a green paisley bandana that covered the robber’s nose and mouth. He may have left the area in a white late model SUV.

    The bank was closed for hours while investigators collected evidence and interviewed witnesses.

    If you have any information you are encouraged to call San Diego Police or the FBI.