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LA MESA BANK ROBBER   LA MESA, Calif – Police and the FBI were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who robbed a bank in a grocery store near La Mesa over the weekend in what appeared to be a brown shoulder-length wig and tan or bronze facial makeup.

The suspect used a demand note in robbing U.S. Bank at a Vons supermarket at 3681 Avocado Blvd. around 11 a.m. Saturday, according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. He did not show a weapon, and no one was injured, Foxworth said.

Witnesses described the robber as white, in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 9 and 160 pounds. Aside from the brown wig that was parted down the middle and the makeup, he was wearing a blue plaid flannel jacket and glasses.

Foxworth asked anyone with information about the robbery to call the FBI at (858) 320-1800, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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