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La Jolla bank latest hit in string of robberies

Bank robber fled with green suitcase

San Diego police arrived at Regents Bank on Prospect Street (at Fay Avenu shortly after a white male wearing a ski mask robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash.
San Diego police arrived at Regents Bank on Prospect Street (at Fay Avenu shortly after a white male wearing a ski mask robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash.

San Diego police robbery detectives are investigating a bank heist Wednesday, Jan. 14 in La Jolla.

A man entered the Regents Bank on Prospect Street (at Fay Avenue) shortly after 4 p.m. wearing a black ski mask with only the eyes cut out, and demanded cash, said San Diego Police, He left the bank after getting the money. He was rolling a green suitcase with a handle as he fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

The robber did not brandish a weapon or threaten to use one, police said. He was described as white and in his late 20s to early 40s. He also wore a black hoodie, faded bluejeans and brown work boots.

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