FBI looking for man who robbed U.S. Bank branch inside Albertsons store in Poway

POWAY, Calif. - Police and the FBI are asking for the public's help to find the man who robbed a U.S. Bank branch inside an Albertsons store in Poway.

The FBI says the robber entered the Albertsons in the 14800 block of Pomerado Road just after 7p.m. Friday.

The robber walked past Girl Scouts who were manned at both entrances Friday evening selling cookies.

"I just saw him come out and he was just walking really fast … Normally, I'd ask them if they wanted to buy any but I didn't because I was just kind of scared … The way he looked he was trying to hide something," said Julianne, a Girl Scout.

FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth said the man approached two employees working at the U.S. Bank branch and made a verbal demand for money and gestured to his waist, indicating that he had a weapon.

The robber left with some cash and got into the passenger side of a Chevy S-10 pickup truck driven by a getaway driver, Foxworth said.

The robber was described as a white male in his 20s who was 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin to medium build and brown hair. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark glasses and a red bandana that covered his nose and mouth. The description of the getaway driver is unknown.

"We were thinking about leaving earlier because sometimes after 7:30 business isn't really that good, so we would've decided to leave before that … but after the robbery we decided to stay because things were going to get interesting and we wanted to know what would happen," said Emily, a Girl Scout.

The FBI asked anyone with information to contact them at (858) 320-1800, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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