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FBI seeks men wanted for takeover bank robbery in Escondido

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 15:37:04-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - The FBI and Escondido Police asked Thursday for the public’s help to find three men suspected of robbing a North County bank.

The takeover-style robbery happened just before 10 a.m. on May 23, according to FBI Special Agent Davene Butler.

The group backed an SUV against the front doors of the San Diego County Credit Union, 1875 S. Centre City Parkway, and went inside the bank.

Investigators said the men were wearing masks and displayed handguns, ordering employees to lie on the ground, the FBI reported. Two of the men pointed their guns at different employees and demanded access to the vault.

Once inside the vault, the men used trash cans to collect cash before leaving the area.

The men drove south in a 1980s Chevrolet Suburban, which had been reported stolen earlier in the week.

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

A reward of $5,000 is available for tips leading to an arrest.