Escondido Bank Robbery suspect
Surveillance photos of bank robbery suspect. Images courtesy of FBI.

An unidentified man in a blue surgical mask robbed a northern San Diego County bank Tuesday, authorities reported.

The thief, who appeared to be in his early to mid-30s, handed a demand note to a teller at the U.S. Bank branch office in the 2300 block of East Valley Parkway in Escondido shortly after 9 a.m., according to the FBI.

After the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber left the bank and fled the area on foot. He was described as a short-haired man wearing black shorts, a black T-shirt, black-and-white sneakers and a medical-style mask over his mouth and nose.

Anyone with information about the robber is asked to call San Diego FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or contact the bureau online at; or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or

City News Service contributed to this article.