Police asking for public's help in search for 'Chubby Bandit'
Man suspected in multiple bank robberies
Last Updated: 244 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Authorities sought the public's help Thursday in identifying the "Chubby Bandit" who robbed four North County banks in one week and attempted to rob a fifth.
The "Chubby Bandit" first struck on Oct. 9, holding up a US Bank branch in Poway, according to the FBI. He then robbed a Chase Bank branch in Carlsbad on Oct. 11 before attempting to rob another Chase Bank branch in Solana Beach on Oct. 13.
On Monday, the same man robbed a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Encinitas and on Tuesday, a US Bank branch in Carlsbad.
In all the robberies, the bandit used a demand note and said he had a gun, authorities said.
The "Chubby Bandit" is described as white, 25-35 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 and 180-200 pounds.
Anyone with information about the robber was asked to call the FBI at (858) 565-1255.
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