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Elderly man with oxygen tank wanted in bank robbery

September 12, 2009 |  5:28 pm


A tall, sportily-dressed man in his 70s, with an oxygen bottle over his shoulder and a tube leading to a nose-piece, robbed the San Diego National Bank of an unspecified amount of money this morning, the FBI said.

The man, described as 6-foot-4 and wearing a golf cap and checkered blazer, presented the cashier a note and walked out of the bank with the cash. He was last seen walking briskly away. No weapon was displayed during the incident.

Tellers described the white-haired bandit as wearing glasses, with liver spots on his hands.  Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI, (858) 565-1255.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: A security camera shows the suspect entering the La Jolla bank.

Credit: FBI