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San Diego

Two thieves escaped with a total of $2,843 in separate bank robberies Friday, San Diego police reported.

At about 12:20 p.m. a man entered Security Pacific Bank, in the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue, and handed the teller a note that read, “This is a robbery, I want all your money,” adding that he had a gun, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. He escaped with $1,393.

Robinson described the thief as white, in his 40s, 5-foot-6, 150 pounds, with a light complexion. He was wearing a white baseball cap, white shirt, beige baggy pants and dark sunglasses.

About an hour later, an Imperial Savings branch, in the 2300 block of 5th Avenue, was robbed of $1,450, Robinson said. A man walked into the bank, leaned toward a teller and whispered, “This is a robbery, don’t mess around, give me all your $50s and $100s,” Robinson said.

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The thief was described as black, in his early 30s, 5-foot-10, 200 pounds with a muscular build, mustache and short hair. He was wearing a light blue polo shirt, blue jeans and sun glasses.


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