Elderly man robs East County bank

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FBI released surveillance picture of a man who robbed a Bank of America in Ramona.
FBI released surveillance picture of a man who robbed a Bank of America in Ramona.

RAMONA, Calif. — An elderly man armed with a gun used a demand note during a bank robbery in Ramona Thursday, investigators said.

FBI released surveillance picture of a man who robbed a Bank of America in Ramona.
FBI released surveillance picture of a man who robbed a Bank of America in Ramona.

The heist at the Bank of America branch office in the 1400 block of Main Street in Ramona was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Andrea Arreola said.

The bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was described as an unshaven, gray-haired, white man who appeared to be about 70. He was dressed in jeans and a black-and-gray shirt with vertical stripes on it, the lieutenant said.

Anyone with information about the robbery has been asked to call the FBI at 858-320-1800 (option 2) or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.  Callers can remain anonymous.

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