The FBI on Friday is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed two banks in the San Diego area and attempted to rob another.
The man, dubbed the Skinny Bandit because of his tall, lanky frame, used a demand note threatening to shoot the bank clerk and customers if the clerk did not comply, the agency said. No weapon was ever seen.
On Sunday, the bandit robbed a US Bank in the 9400 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard, near In-N-Out in Mira Mesa. He was wearing dark grey jack, dark colored long sleeved shirt, long pants, a black baseball cap and sunglasses.
After the heist, the suspect went to a nearby fast-food restaurant and changed into a white T-shirt and light grey shorts and no longer wearing the cap or sunglasses, the FBI said.
Three days later, around 4 p.m. the same suspect robbed a Chase Bank at the 1400 block of Main Street, near Albertsons, the agency said. In that robbery, he was wearing a black hat, dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and held a bandana to over his face.
Two days after that robbery, the suspect attempted to rob a Bank of America in the same shopping complex as the Chase Bank, the federal agency said. The bandit walked in around 12:30 p.m. and was made to wait behind other customers in line. Ge then became nervous and fled, the FBI said.
The robber was wearing a black baseball hat, dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, dark pants, sunglasses and was also covering his face with a bandana.
He was described as a 6-foot to 6-foot-6 black man in his mid-20s to 30s who weighs 140 to 270 pounds.
Anyone with information about any of the robberies was asked to call San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or online at sdcrimestoppers.org.