Man in Long Blond Wig Robs Wells Fargo in SD, 2nd Robbery at Same Location

By Joyce Kuo
Joyce Kuo
Joyce Kuo
November 1, 2021 Updated: November 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO—A man in a shoulder-length blond wig robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Scripps Ranch Nov. 1, the second robbery at the same location this year.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the robber handed a note demanding money to a teller at the bank on Scripps Poway Parkway near Spring Canyon Road shortly after 9:30 a.m. Monday morning.

After the clerk gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the area on foot.

Appeared to be in his mid-30s, he was described as a thin, roughly 5-foot-9-inch white man in dark blue pants, a blue short-sleeve shirt with a blue long-sleeve shirt underneath it, a navy-blue baseball cap, dark-colored shoes, and a blond wig, according to the FBI.

This was not the first time this Wells Fargo branch office has been robbed.

On St. Patrick’s Day this year (Mar. 17), a black man wearing a green sweatshirt entered the bank at around 4:15 p.m., reported by East County Magazine on Mar. 18.

Deploying the same strategy, the suspect, who seemed to be in his mid-20s, also handed a note to a teller who later provided him an unknown sum of cash before he departed hastily on foot.

His face was covered by a disposable COVID-19 mask, with a black “beanie type” hat on his head. There was no indication of his being armed at the time, according to the FBI.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Joyce Kuo