Bank teller treated for stress after holdup

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SAN DIEGO — A teller at a bank in San Ysidro was treated by paramedics Monday for an apparent panic attack after the bank was robbed Monday.

The thief approached the teller at the U.S. Bank branch office in the 600 block of East San Ysidro Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m. and demanded cash while holding one of his hands underneath his clothing, as if clutching a gun, according to San Diego police.

After the clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money, the bandit — who was wearing dark-colored pants, a hooded jacket, a camouflage cloth hat and work boots — fled the area on foot, SDPD Officer Ed Zwibel said.

Medics were called in to tend to the cashier, who complained of breathing problems apparently brought about by stress, Zwibel said. She did not require hospital treatment.

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