Morning Sword Robbery At ATM

by The Editors on April 23, 2008

A ski mask-wearing bandit wielding a “small sword” robbed a man at the ATM of the Washington Mutual Bank Branch at 699 Grand Ave. at 6:30 AM yesterday in the VIllage of Carlsbadistan.

The victim withdrew $100 from the Washington Mutual Bank branch at 699 Grand shortly before 6:30 a.m. and was accosted by the robber, said Carlsbad police Lt. Jay Eppel. . . .The man demanded the cash as he threatened the victim with the sword, and the victim complied, Eppel said.

The robber was described as white, about 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweat shirt and baggy jeans.

The robber ran away and the robbery victim was not injured.

[Link: and The San Diego Union-Tribune]

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