Bank robbery suspect on the loose in Hillcrest

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday they were pursuing an armed bank robbery suspect in the Hillcrest neighborhood in San Diego.

The suspect was allegedly involved in a bank robbery at about 9:16 a.m. Friday at a California Bank and Trust located at 3737 Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, police said. Police said the suspect walked up to a teller and demanded cash while showing the teller his semi-automatic handgun. After receiving the money, the suspect left the bank on foot and has not been seen since.

The suspect was described as a thin black man approximately 6' to 6'2" tall. He was last seen carrying a black backpack and wearing a black long-sleeved sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, sunglasses and a "boonie" hat.

Anyone with information on the suspect or robbery was asked to contact the San Diego FBI at 858-320-1800 or tips.fbi.gov/, or San Diego Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or sdcrimestoppers.org.

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