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Courtesy photo The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing a Carlsbad bank and attempting to rob an Encinitas bank last week.
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FBI searching for suspected bank robber

REGION — A suspected bank robber hit two banks in Carlsbad and Encinitas last week, according to Carlsbad officials and the San Diego County Sheriff.

An unidentified white male entered a Bank of America, 1340 Encinitas Blvd., in at 10:27 a.m. and slid a note to the teller demanding money. According to the sheriff’s office, the man appeared “nervous and impatient,” before leaving the bank before the teller was able to hand over any cash.

The man was seen driving a black, late model sport utility vehicle.

About an hour later in Carlsbad, the man entered U.S. Bank at 7730 El Camino Real, at the intersection of La Costa Avenue, and again delivered a note to a teller.

He was given an “unknown” amount of cash and fled the bank on foot and no vehicle was seen.

According to the Carlsbad Police Department, the man appeared to be between 40-60 years old, about 5-foot-6 to 5-8 with a thin build. He wore a baseball cap, black rimmed glasses and a plaid flannel shirt.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken over the investigation.

Individuals with any information are urged to contact CPD at (760) 931-2100, the sheriff’s office at (760) 966-3555, Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or the FBI San Diego field office at (858) 320-1800.