Police searching for “toothless bandit”

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Authorities asked the public Wednesday for help in
identifying a thin, mostly toothless man who robbed a downtown bank while
claiming to have a concealed pistol.

The thief, who appeared to be 50 to 60 years old, handed a demand note
to a teller at the Wells Fargo branch office in the 600 block of First Avenue
in San Diego about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, the FBI reported. The written message
included a statement that he had a gun, though none was seen, according to the
federal agency.

The man fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Witnesses described the bandit as a slim, roughly 6-foot black man with
gray hair on the sides of his head, similarly colored facial stubble and a
single visible tooth that appeared brown and “rotted,” according to the FBI.
He was wearing dark-colored pants, a T-shirt and a baseball cap.

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