July 28th, 2010
11:48 AM ET

Meet the skateboard bandit


[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/28/skateboard1_web.jpg]

The FBI released Wednesday video of an armed bank robber dubbed the “skateboard bandit.”

Clad in black, wearing a paisley bandanna and carrying a skateboard, the suspect is wanted in connection with two hold-ups in the San Diego area.

According to the FBI, he is responsible for robbing a Wells Fargo Bank on July 23 and the Comerica Bank on July 12.

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/28/skateboard3_web.jpg width=292 height=320]

In the Comerica Bank heist, the skateboard bandit “approached a teller and made a verbal demand for money,” the FBI said. “The robber pulled up his shirt and displayed the handle of semi-automatic pistol. The robber demanded that the teller place the money into a black backpack the robber was carrying.”

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/28/skateboard4_web.jpg]

The skateboard bandit is described as a white man, believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He is between 5’9”-5’11”, and weighs about 160 lbs.

The skateboard he travels with is dark colored with two flips at one end, the FBI said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI.

Follow the Falcon File on Twitter @FalconCNN

Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Cynthia Buhain-Baello

    Well, you can give the guy credit for saving on petrol.

    July 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.