FBI, San Diego Police seek 'Short Fuse Bandit'

Posted at 6:24 PM, Feb 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 21:31:05-05

SAN DIEGO - Federal and local authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for three armed robberies locally.

On Jan. 11, a suspect armed with a handgun entered and robbed three different liquor stores in the San Diego area. Each time, authorities said the suspect entered the store, made a verbal demand for money, and fired a round from the handgun.

The three robberies took place at:

  • Perry Liquor, 4704 Federal Blvd., San Diego
  • Par Liquor, 5055 Federal Blvd., San Diego
  • Green Cat Liquor, 5102 Imperial Blvd., San Diego

After receiving cash from the store employee, the robber fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male, 6-feet tall, with medium build. During the robberies he was described as wearing a dark, long-sleeved sweatshirt or Pendleton-style shirt, a blue bandana covering his face, black sunglasses, and a glove on his right hand.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI Violent Crime Task Force at 858-320-1800, the San Diego Police Robbery Unit at 619-531-2299, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.