A man tried unsuccessfully to rob a bank teller at a branch near Mountain View in San Diego on Thursday afternoon, according to the FBI.
The incident happened around 3:50 p.m. at the Chase branch on Empire Avenue west of Interstate 805, San Diego-area FBI spokesman William McNamara said at a news conference.
McNamara said the would-be robber walked into the bank and handed the teller a note asking for cash to be withdrawn from the bank. He escaped without getting any money.
The FBI described the suspect as a white man in his 30s or 40s. He is about 5 feet 4 inches tall and of thin build. He wears a black baseball cap with a red brim, a black face shield, a dark hoodie with the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the chest, and jeans.
Authorities are seeking public help to identify the man. Anyone with information about his identity or attempted robbery is urged to contact the FBI at (800) 225-5324 or tips.fbi.gov, or anonymously to the San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 Hotline, or online at sdcrimestoppers.org.