Just-Released Inmate Robs San Diego Bank: FBI

A tipster led FBI agents to a man suspected for robbing a bank in San Diego

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A tipster led FBI agents to a man suspected for robbing a bank in San Diego County – the suspect in the surveillance video was wearing the same shirt he had on when he was released from jail that morning.

Christopher Andrew Gibson, 26, of Vista, California was arrested on Monday on suspicion of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank almost a month earlier.

FBI agents said an anonymous tip led them to Gibson after seeing the surveillance images taken during the robbery.

When Gibson was released from the George Bailey Detention Center on Oct. 7, he was given his personal clothes, which included a shirt that matched the one worn in the robbery, agents said in a news release.

He was also described as having a full beard and unkempt hair when he was released, officials said.

The Wells Fargo involved in the robbery is 14 miles west of the jail and across Interstate 5 from a trolley station.

A man entered the bank and handed the teller a demand note. Even though he told the teller he had a weapon, no weapon was seen, agents said.

The man got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He’s in custody, accused of bank robbery. He is next scheduled court hearing will be Friday.

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