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FBI: Employees forced to the ground during credit union robbery in Escondido

Posted at 1:20 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 19:48:34-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Suspects reportedly forced employees onto the ground and into a vault during a robbery at a credit union in Escondido, according to the FBI.

Police were called to the San Diego County Credit Union on the 1800 block of South Center City Parkway just before 10 a.m. after receiving reports of a robbery.

After arriving on scene, police confirmed that a takeover-style robbery had occurred.

According to the FBI, four men entered the credit union completely covered and armed with weapons.

The suspects ordered employees to the ground and forced an employee to go into the vault to retrieve money.

After grabbing the cash, the suspects fled the credit union in a late 80 or early 90s suburban, the FBI says.

According to the FBI, half a dozen employees were inside the business at the time of the robbery. No customers were present.

The FBI has taken over the investigation and, as of 1 p.m., was still interviewing people inside the credit union.

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