A man tried to rob a San Diego-area bank Friday wearing a decorative motorcycle helmet and covering his face with a dark scarf, officials said.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the man who walked into the California Bank and Trust located on Valley Center Road just west of Cole Grade Road after 5:00 p.m. on April 3.
The man ordered everyone in the bank to get on the ground, witnesses told deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
He then threw a backpack on the counter and demanded money from the bank teller.
Because everyone had been ordered to the ground, deputies say the man left empty handed.
No weapon was seen. No one was hurt.
The suspect was last seen driving away in a newer, black covered vehicle with no plates, heading towards Escondido on Valley Center Road, according to a sheriff's department news release.
Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200 or the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.