Man uses demand note to rob Scripps Ranch bank

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bankRobberySAN DIEGO – A man who claimed to have a concealed pistol robbed a Scripps Ranch bank Tuesday, authorities said.

The thief, who appeared to be in his 20s or early 30s, gave a demand note to a teller at the US Bank branch in the 10000 block of Scripps Ranch Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m., according to San Diego police public-affairs Lt. Kevin Mayer.

The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, which the bandit put in a pants pocket before running out of the building, Mayer said.

The robber, who was wearing a red hat and red-checkered shirt, fled the area in a white subcompact car, possibly a Toyota Echo, with tinted windows.

No weapon was seen during the crime, the lieutenant said.