“Beer Gut Bandit” Loose in San Diego

Staff Writer
Authorities are asking the public to help track down the bank robber

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The robber allegedly stole from a Wells Fargo in La Mesa on July 5th.

Tuesday, July 23rd, the FBI released photos of what many are referring to as the “Beer Gut Bandit,” U-T San Diego is reporting.

They are calling for the public to assist them in finding the man who is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in La Mesa on July 5th, a U.S. Bank in El Cajon in July 16th, a Bank of America in San Diego on July 17th, and a Wells Fargo in El Cajon on Saturday, July 20th.

According to CBS 8, the FBI said the man claimed to be armed with a concealed bomb, notifying bank employees of this by writing it on demand notes.

The “Beer Gut Bandit” has been described as white, middle aged, about 5’7’’, with a goatee, and most notably, a beer gut.

Locals with information are encouraged to call the FBI at (858) 320-1800, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 540-8477. Tipsters may be able to receive a reward of $1,000. 

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