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Bank Robbery Suspect Strikes on Same Day FBI Releases His Photo

A man wanted for robbing two banks struck again on the same day the FBI sent out an alert offering a $5,000 reward for his arrest.

On Oct. 16, agents released images tied to two robberies in the San Diego area.

The images showed a man described as 50 to 60 years old, 6-feet, 2-inches tall, with dark gray hair and an athletic build.

In both incidents, he wore a hat and sunglasses.

At 3:40 p.m. that day, a man walked into the Wells Fargo on Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad. Again, he was wearing a hat and sunglasses. 

The previous robberies involving the same suspect occurred on September 11 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 5522 Balboa Avenue and on October 6 at the Wells Fargo Bank at 276 N. El Camino Real in Encinitas.

The same man is believed to be responsible for both incidents, according to the FBI.

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Surveillance images from a bank robbery at 3:05 p.m. on October 6 at the Wells Fargo at 276 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas.

In the robberies, he presented a note demanding money from the bank teller in a similar manner, agents said.

After receiving money, he left on foot. 

However, in the Carlsbad robbery, he left in a black sedan, possibly a Nissan Sentra without plates, the FBI said. 

Anyone with information on these robberies can call San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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