Thursday, March 5, 2009

Can You Identify This Bank Robber?

The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a bank robber believed to be responsible for two separate bank robberies.

On January 27, 2009, at 5:42 p.m., a man walked up to a teller at the Bank of America (inside Save Mart – 5600 Folsom Boulevard) and demanded money from the cash drawer. The suspect then placed a white plastic grocery type shopping bag on the counter and held it open for teller. The suspect indicated he had a gun, however, no gun was seen. The teller complied and placed the money from the drawer in the bag.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 25-30 years-old, 5’7" tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He had a dark mustache and goatee. He was wearing a yellow and white baseball hat, a light colored jacket, a blue plaid button-up shirt and white tennis shoes.

On February 17, 2009, at 2:44 p.m., a man entered the Bank of America located at 4740 Freeport Boulevard. He walked up to a teller and produced a white plastic bag. He demanded all the money from the cash drawer. The teller complied. The suspect then walked out of the bank.

He was described as a Hispanic man, in his late 20’s, 5’10" tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He had black hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a black and white baseball hat with a cross emblem on the front (possibly a West Coast Choppers logo), and a black jacket.

Investigators believe these two robberies may be related.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or (800) AA-Crime. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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