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.