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Robber hits Encinitas bank, escapes with cash

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A Wells Fargo bank was robbed in Encinitas Oct. 6.
Courtesy San Diego Union-Tribune

A robber used a demand note to get cash from an Encinitas bank on Saturday, Oct. 6, a sheriff’s official said.

The robber, described as a white man in his 40s, wearing jeans and a T-shirt, escaped before deputies got there.

He walked into Wells Fargo bank in a strip mall on North El Camino Real, near Via Montano, about 3:10 p.m. and handed a demand note to a teller, sheriff’s Lt. Karla Menzies said.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the robber left. No weapons were seen, Menzies said.

--Pauline Repard is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune