San Diego

For the second time in as many days, a Great Western Bank in the Ocean Beach area was held up by a lone bank robber, a San Diego Police Department spokesman said.

About 3:10 p.m. Thursday, a man wearing dark glasses beneath a black ski mask entered the Great Western branch at 1881 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., displayed what appeared to be a .45-caliber handgun, and demanded that a teller turn over all her money, police spokesman Bill Robinson said.

The gunman walked out the same door he entered, this time with $2,952 stolen from the bank, and was last seen walking east on Newport Avenue, Robinson said.

The thief is described as white, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, wearing a long-sleeved beige shirt and beige pants.

About 10 a.m. Wednesday, a robber walked into a nearly empty branch at 3609 Midway Drive and presented a teller with an envelope upon which a demand note was written, Robinson said. The teller placed $872 in the envelope and the man left with it. He was last seen walking south in the area. No gun was seen during the robbery, police said.

Robinson described that robber as white, in his early 30s, 6-foot, 185 pounds, with brown, neck-length hair, brown eyes and a mustache. The man has tattoos on both arms and wore a white construction helmet, dark T-shirt and jeans.

Police did not know whether the two robberies were connected.

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