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1 Suspect Robs 2 San Diego Banks Back-to-Back

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    NBC 7 San Diego
    The scene of the two bank robberies on Aug. 30, 2014.

    A lone suspect may have been responsible for two back-to-back robberies at two different banks in the same Mira Mesa shopping center Saturday, officials said.

    According to San Diego police, the robberies happened within minutes of each other, just before 12:30 p.m. One was at a North Island Credit Union at 9420 Mira Mesa Blvd., while the other was at a U.S. Bank at 9400 Mira Mesa Blvd. The banks are in the same shopping center, separated only by a small parking lot.

    Police said an unknown man entered the North Island Credit Union first, approached a teller and verbally demanded cash. After receiving some money, he left the bank and popped into the U.S. Bank across the way, using the same strategy.

    The man then fled the area on foot and was last seen heading westbound on Mira Mesa Blvd., police said.

    No demand note or weapon was used in the robberies. Officer did not immediately locate the suspect. For now, the man is only described as 5-foot-6 with a heavy build. He wore a light grey hoodie, black hat and white gloves.

    Though the robberies are under investigation, police are fairly certain the same suspect is responsible for both.