FBI and San Diego Police Department arrest man in connection to ‘Chili Pepper Bandit’ robbery

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 5:37 p.m. – The FBI and San Diego Police Department made arrested a man Thursday who they believe is the "Chili Pepper Bandit."

Roy Lee Belcher, 57, was arrested as a result of the investigation conducted into the robbery of the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union.

An SDPD Officer observed Belcher in the vicinity of 16th and Broadway on Thursday afternoon.  

Belcher was contacted by the Officer and subsequently transported to SDPD Headquarters where Belcher was interviewed. Belcher was subsequently booked into the San Diego Central Jail on one count of robbery.  

Belcher is expected to have his arraignment in State Superior Court on Monday, August 17, 2015.

8/12/2015 – The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, located at 320 B Street.

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at approximately 12:26 p.m., an unknown male (hereinafter referred to as the robber) entered the San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, located at 320 B Street, San Diego, California, and robbed  one of the tellers.

At the time of the robbery, the robber entered the bank and walked up to the teller and made a verbal demand for money.  The robber pointed a handgun at the teller that he held in his right hand and pointed the handgun at the teller throughout the robbery.  After receiving a sum of money from the teller, the robber ran out of the bank. 

The robber was last seen traveling southbound on Third Street toward Broadway Street.

Witnesses described the robber as follows:

Black male, approximately 6'0" tall, medium build, in his mid-60s with a full white beard. He was wearing a black cap, dark gray long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black shoes, black shirt with a red chili pepper design on the front. 

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