Search on for so-called 'Hipster Bandit'

Posted at 3:46 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 18:46:49-04

A diminutive man in sunglasses robbed a North County supermarket banking desk Friday, authorities reported.

The thief, who appeared to be in his early 30s, handed a demand note to a teller at the U.S. Bank office at the Albertsons store in the 1100 block of South Mission Road in Fallbrook shortly after 10 a.m., according to the FBI.

The so-called "Hipster Bandit" fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses described him as a roughly 5-foot-4-inch, 110-pound white man with short brown hair, freckles and protruding ears.

The same man is believed to have also robbed a U.S. Bank branch in an Albertsons store on Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa in early July, the FBI reported.