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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

San Francisco's Most Stylish Bank Robber (Pics)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Yesterday we reported on a bank robber who -- counter-intuitively for someone who is pulling a gun and breaking the law -- was wearing open-toed shoes and dressed so distinctively that witnesses at two San Francisco banks were able to describe her appearance from head to toe.

Now we've got some pictures to go along with the words.

click to enlarge No photos of the sandals. Sorry.
  • No photos of the sandals. Sorry.
The suspect has a rather full description to go along with these unflattering surveillance pictures. When she pointed a pistol at the teller and robbed the Bank of America at 5268 Diamond Heights on Friday, witnesses couldn't help but notice her curly brown, shoulder-length hair with distinctive red highlights; sunglasses; a black purse; denim dress; and silver flat sandals.

When she purportedly did the same at another Bank of America, at 3701 Balboa, on July 12, she was carrying an eye-catching orange purse.

The 5-foot-3, 130-pound, thirtysomething Latina has some competition, it seems, in both the female bank robber field and among fashion plate hoodlums.

On Monday, a black woman in her mid-20s hit the Chase bank at 926 Taraval just before 10 am. Eyewitnesses couldn't help but notice the robber's "distinctive black leather jacket with Donald Duck on it."

Call the police -- and the fashion police!

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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