FBI and Carlsbad Police Seek "Scarecrow Bandit"/CAPTURED

scarecrow 1 The FBI and Carlsbad Police  Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Chase Bank, located  at 7176 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California, on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014,  at approximately 6:10p.m., the Chase Bank, located at 7176 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California, was robbed by an unknown male wearing a scarecrow type mask, described as a cloth material with eye holes cut out.

At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank and walked up to the victim teller's window and made a verbal demand for money.  Another employee in the bank suspecting something unusual was happening  approached the victim teller at which time the robber demanded money from this teller.  The robber ended up getting money from both tellers.  The robber was last seen running south bound on Avenida Encinas.  No weapon was observed and no injuries reported.

Witnesses describe the robber as follows:


Sex:                             Male

Race:                           White

Age:                            Mid to late 20's

Height:                       Approximately 5'8" tall

Build:                          Medium athletic build

Clothing:                     Gray hooded long sleeve sweatshirt with dark horizontal stripes, gloves, tan pants and wore a tan colored cloth mask with eyeholes cut out