FBI, Sheriff's Department release images of attempted bank robber

Posted at 9:42 PM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 00:43:17-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the San Diego Sheriff's Department need your help identifying the man responsible for an attempted bank robbery on the 1700 block of University Drive. 

The man entered the Bank of America on Thursday around 1:30 p.m., pulling his gray, hooded sweatshirt over his head he approached the teller and handed over a note demanding money. The robber was denied money and departed the bank on foot. 

The investigation indicates the man may have used the “Sprinter” train to escape from the area. Witnesses have described the robber as follows: 

  • Sex: male 
  • Race: Black 
  • Age: approximately 20-35-years-old 
  • Facial hair: thin mustache 
  • Height: 5’7” tall 
  • Build: medium 
  • Clothing: Hooded, zip-up sweatshirt, dark sunglasses, dark backpack, White basketball shorts, dark-colored T-shirt, white “high top” shoes with black laces 

A weapon was not seen or threatened during the robbery. If you have any information, call Special Agent Davene Butler at (858) 320-8302.