SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who was wearing black-rimmed glasses and a long blonde wig attempted to rob a La Jolla bank branch with a demand note but left empty-handed, police said.
The would-be robber handed a note to a teller at the Wells Fargo Bank at 7714 Girard Ave. about 1:40 p.m., according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.
After a few minutes, the suspect snatched back the note and left the store on foot. He was last seen headed westbound on Kline Street toward Fay Avenue, Cali said.
He was described as a white man between 30 and 40 years old who stood about 5-feet-10 and weighed 175-180 pounds. He was carrying a skateboard and was wearing a dark blue checkered shirt, tan shorts a blue baseball cap.
He also had on a long blonde wig and black-rimmed glasses, police said.
Due to strong and gusty Santa Ana winds and a red flag warning, several San Diego County school districts were closed Tuesday after San Diego Gas & Electric officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.
Santa Ana winds continued Tuesday to plague firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as officials re-emphasized to evacuated residents that they must stay away until the area has been declared safe.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.
Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature.