Point Loma bank robber leaves package

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SAN DIEGO – An American West Bank branch in Point Loma was robbed Wednesday by a man in a gray beret who left behind a suspicious device that was later determined by police to be non-explosive.

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of cash in the robbery at 1350 Rosecrans St. that was reported at 5 p.m., San Diego police Sgt. David
Jennings said.

The bomb squad was initially called, but was not needed, as the device was rendered safe by police at 5:11 p.m., Jennings said. The bank was evacuated by its manager, Jennings said. No one was injured.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 30s with a thin build,who stood about 5 feet 8 inches and had short brown hair. He was wearing a gray beret, a gray striped shirt, long denim shorts and flip flops.

An Imperial Beach bank branch was robbed Saturday by a man with a suspicious device he left behind, which prompted an evacuation and a visit from the bomb squad who determined it was not explosive, FBI and sheriff’s officials said.

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