Bank robber strikes again in North County

VISTA (CNS) – A man who claimed to have a concealed gun robbed a North County bank Thursday, in what may be his third heist within a month.

The thief, who appeared to be in his late 20s or early 30s, handed a demand note to a teller at the Chase Bank office in the 900 block of East Vista Way shortly before 10 a.m., according to the FBI. The written message stated that he was armed, though no weapon was seen.

The bandit fled with an unknown amount of cash. Witnesses described him as a roughly 5-foot-8-inch, 180-pound white man with receding dark-brown hair. He was wearing a long-sleeve buttoned-down shirt.

Investigators believe the same man also robbed another Chase branch in Vista on Oct. 15 and a Wells Fargo bank in San Diego on Oct. 7, according to the FBI.

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