Officials Searching for “Peach Fuzz Bandit” in Chula Vista

Officials are looking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robber they call the “Peach Fuzz Bandit.”

The FBI and Chula Vista Police Department said the unknown male robbed a Citibank in Chula Vista by giving a bank employee a demand note for cash. He has been dubbed the “Peach Fuzz Bandit” because of his facial hair characteristics.

On Saturday, Jan. 24 at approximately 11:55 a.m., police said the bandit walked into the Citibank branch on the 2200 block of Otay Lakes Road in Chula Vista and handed a demand note to one of the employees. The note indicated that he was armed with a weapon and demanded a specific sum of money.

Once he got the money he requested, he ran out of the bank and headed west. No injuries were reported.

The “Peach Fuzz Bandit” is described as a male in his early 30s that weighs approximately 165 pounds. He is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a mustache and some facial hair. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black zip-up long sleeved “Foot Locker” hooded sweatshirt with red detailing, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

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