‘Risky Business Bandit’ blamed for 4 robberies

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FBI released four surveillance pictures of the "Risky Business Bandit."

SAN DIEGO — Officials reached out to the public Thursday for help in identifying a young man believed to have robbed four banks over the past three months in Carmel Mountain, 4S Ranch and Rancho Bernardo.


FBI released four surveillance pictures of the “Risky Business Bandit.”

The thief, who appears to be in his early to mid-20s, generally has worn dark sunglasses during the heists, and in two instances flashed a demand note via his cell phone, according to the FBI.

The bandit is suspected of robbing a Point Loma Credit Union office in the 10400 block of Craftsman Way on April 18; a Wells Fargo Bank branch in the 10500 block of Craftsman Way on May 13; a California Bank and Trust in the 16700 block of Bernardo Center Drive on June 27; and a San Diego County Credit Union in the 12300 block of Carmel Mountain Road last Friday.

Witnesses have described him as an approximately 5-foot-9-inch, 150-pound white or Hispanic man with black hair.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies was asked to call San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a $5,000 reward.