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Search continues for Calexico bank robbery suspect

July 27, 2001

in bank robbery in Calexico

By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

The FBI and the Calexico Police Department today were continuing their investigation into a bank robbery Wednesday at the Bank of America branch in Calexico.

Few other details on the robbery were available today, but the FBI released a videotaped image of the man alleged to be the robber.

FBI officials and police are asking for the public to come forward with any available information on the case.

The robbery occurred at 1:53 p.m. when a man walked into the Bank of America at 37 E. Second St. The man, demanded money from a teller and showed her a handgun. After she handed him money she fled.


The FBI has said only that the man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Authorities say they are following leads.

The robber was described as Hispanic, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build.

The man had dark eyes, was unshaven and was wearing a baseball cap with brown and gold lettering, a vertical-stripped long-sleeve shirt, light-colored trousers and dark belt. The man was carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone with information is asked to the call the local FBI office at 353-4743, the FBI in San Diego at (858) 565-1255 or Calexico police at 768-2140.

Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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