Bank Robber Displays Power Of The Pen

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LA MESA -- Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, a man walked into a local credit union, handed the teller a note and walked out with cash.

Police said at 2:11p.m. a robbery alarm call came in from the North Island Federal Credit Union located in the 7900 block of El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa. The suspect walked up to the teller, presented a demand note, and stated he had a gun. No weapon was seen during the incident and no one was injured. The teller handed the suspect an undetermined amount of money and the suspect left the credit union. He was last seen walking northbound through the strip mall parking lot. La Mesa Police officers with the assistance of the San Diego Police helicopter searched the area but did not located the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 24-25 years old, about 5 foot 7 inches tall, 150 pounds, and wearing a red baseball style hat, red athletic jacket, blue jeans, white shoes, and a handbag over his shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400 or you may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line at (888) 580-TIPS (or visit You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

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