SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man wearing sunglasses and a camouflage jacket pretended to have a concealed pistol Wednesday while robbing a Horton Plaza bank.
The thief approached a teller at the Citibank branch office on Broadway Circle in downtown San Diego shortly after 10 a.m., "simulated" a gun in his pocket and demanded cash, according to police.
After the employee handed over an undisclosed amount of money, the bandit, who had the hood of the military-style coat zipped up over his head and face, fled into the adjacent shopping mall.
Witnesses described him as about 6 feet 2 inches tall and in his 30s. No weapon was seen during the crime, police said.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Since the shooting massacre last month at a Florida high school, at least 19 threats have been made against San Diego-area schools, and the San Diego County District Attorney's office has charged nine juveniles in connection with those threats and menacing messages.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A warming trend that began Sunday in most of San Diego County will continue Monday with dry and warmer weather expected to continue until the middle of this week.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.