Surveillance images of the suspect released by police.

A man who claimed to have a concealed gun robbed a College-area bank on Monday morning.

The thief handed a demand note to a teller at the Union Bank branch office in the 6000 block of El Cajon Boulevard about 11 a.m., according to the FBI.

After reading the written message, which included a statement indicating that the bandit had a gun, the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber then left the bank and fled the area on foot.

He was described as a stocky, roughly 6-foot-tall black man with braided hair. He was wearing a tan jacket over a plaid shirt.

Surveillance photos of the suspect were later released by police.

–City News Service

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