FBI seeks public's help in effort to identify the 'Hipster Bandit'

The FBI, San Diego Police Department, San Diego Sheriff's Department and La Mesa Police Department are seeking the public's assistance to identify the "Hipster Bandit" who is believed to be responsible for four bank robberies in the San Diego County area with his most recent robbery occurring on Jan. 9, with the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside of the Vons grocery store, 4725 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, California.

The "Hipster Bandit" is wanted in connection with four bank robberies in San Diego County during the period July 2, 2015 through January 9, 2016. In each robbery the "Hipster Bandit" has used a demand and targets banks located inside of grocery stores.

The "Hipster Bandit" is believed to be responsible for the following bank robberies.

(1) July 2, 2015, US Bank, 8920 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, California.

(2) September 25, 2015, US Bank, 1133 Mission Road, Fallbrook, California.

(3) November 2, 2015, Wells Fargo Bank, 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway, San Diego, California.

(4) January 9, 2016, Wells Fargo Bank, 4725 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, California.

The most recent robbery attributed to the "Hipster Bandit" occurred on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside of the Vons grocery store at 4725 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, California, at approximately 2:00 p.m. During this robbery, the "Hipster Bandit" presented a demand note for cash. The note indicated he was there to rob the bank , instructed the teller how to act and demanded specific denominations. After receiving a sum of money from the teller, the "Hipster Bandit" fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported as a result of the robbery.

The "Hipster Bandit" is described as follows:

Sex: Male

Race: White

Age: Late 20s to early 30s

Hair: Brown

Weight: Approximately 110 to 140 pounds

Height: 5'3" - 5'5" tall

Build: Skinny

Miscellaneous: Tattoo on left bicep

Clothing: During the latest robbery the "Hipster Bandit" wore a black "Star Wars" themed tee shirt with images and the word "STORMTROOPER", black jeans and black shoes

Bank surveillance photographs from the Wells Fargo Bank, located inside of the Vons grocery store , 4725 Claremont Drive, San Diego, California, on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Anyone with information concerning the "Hipster Bandit" is asked to contact the FBI at telephone number (858) 320-1800 or San Diego Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477. To view photographs of other wanted San Diego bank robbers, please visit https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov.

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