FBI Seeking "Beer Gut Bandit" For Robbing Four Banks

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The El Cajon Police Department, La Mesa Police Department San Diego Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an unknown male believed to be responsible for four bank robberies. The latest robbery in this series occurred on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

On Saturday, July 20, 2013, at approximately 11:57 a.m., the Wells Fargo Bank located at 1235 Avocado Avenue, El Cajon, California, was robbed by an unknown male now dubbed the “Beer Gut Bandit.” At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank and paused at an island counter in the bank lobby. The robber then approached the victim teller and presented a demand note for cash. After receiving a sum of money, the robber exited the bank. No injuries were reported.

The “Beer Gut Bandit” is believed to be responsible for the following bank robberies:

Date Day Time Bank 07/05/2013 Friday 4:32 pm Wells Fargo Bank, 5610 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa, CA. 07/16/2013 Tuesday 2:28 pm US Bank, 490 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon, CA. 07/17/2013 Wednesday 12:48 pm Bank of America, 5851 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA. 07/20/2013 Saturday 11:57 am Wells Fargo Bank, 1235 Avocado Boulevard, El Cajon, CA.

Witnesses describe the “Beer Gut Bandit “as follows: Sex: Male Race: White Height: Approximately 5’7” to 6’0” tall Weight: Approximately 200 lbs. – 230 lbs. Hair: Gray and black hair, goatee beard with mustache Build: Medium to heavy with a Age: Mid 50’s Complexion: Ruddy complexion with acne scars Clothing: Glasses with clear tinted lenses, beige t- shirt and carries a blue or green recyclable tote bag