FBI searching for Hillcrest bank robber who fled with cash in Big Gulp cup

Posted at 10:46 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 19:15:07-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police and the FBI are searching for a masked gunman who robbed a Hillcrest bank Thursday morning.

San Diego Police responded to the burglary just after 9:30 a.m. at a Mission Federal Credit Union branch at 269 W. Washington St. The suspect approached a bank teller with a 7-Eleven "Big Gulp" cup in his hand and demanded money while pointing a handgun at the teller, police said.

The teller gave the man cash, placing it into the Big Gulp cup, before the man went to a second teller and demanded more money. The second teller placed more money in the cup.

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The robber then fled the bank, reportedly heading west W. Washington St. on foot.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-9-inch man, weighing about 200 pounds. His face was covered by a rubber mask and sunglasses, and he was wearing a gray hoodie, black gloves, white shoes, and a San Diego State University beanie.

Anyone with information is asked to call San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.