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Police: Man agrees to don protective mask at Fallbrook bank, then robs it


Last updated 11/4/2020 at 11:16am

FBI San Diego

FALLBROOK (CNS) - Authorities reached out to the public Tuesday, Nov. 3 for help in identifying a thief who robbed a Fallbrook bank on Halloween after entering bare-faced and then complying with an employee's request to put on a protective mask due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The robber, who appeared to be in his 30s or early 40s and walked with a limp, approached a teller at the Chase Bank branch in the 1000 block of South Mission Road at about 2 p.m. Saturday, according to the FBI.

After the clerk told him he had to wear a face mask to conduct business at the bank, the man left, returned...

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