‘Scarecrow Bandit’ hits North County bank

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CARLSBAD, Calif. — Police were on the lookout Friday for a man they have  dubbed the “Scarecrow Bandit,” because he disguised his face by wearing a brown burlap sack with eye holes cut into it while robbing a Carlsbad bank.

The masked bandit entered the Chase Bank branch office at 7176 Avenida Encinas around 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Carlsbad police. He demanded cash from a teller and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount, police said in a statement, adding no weapon was seen.

In addition to the unusual mask, the robber wore mirrored sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt with stripes and tan cargo-style pants, police said.

No one was injured.

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