Man uses demand note to rob local credit union


A police car sits outside the Mission Federal Credit Union in Clairemont where a man made off with cash after handing a teller a demand note Saturday.

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SAN DIEGO -- A man robbed a Clairemont credit union Saturday morning, then fled before he could be arrested, police said.

Around 11:15 a.m., the robber entered the Mission Federal Credit Union in Clairemont Town Square and passed a demand note to a teller, San Diego Police Officer Sarah Foster said.

The employee complied with the man's demand and gave him an undetermined amount of money, Foster said. The robber fled the scene. Robbery detectives were investigating.

Witnesses inside said they were unaware that the credit union was even being robbed.

"It was just a big shock for us," Jonathan Arevalo said. "What you would typically imagine of a robbery is really horrid, but it didn’t go that way and we’re just blessed."

The heist came one day after the FBI released photos of a man suspected of robbing two other local credit unions in recent weeks. Officials have not said whether that man could be suspected of the third robbery.

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