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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jacob Peter Schlildgen, 'Scarf Bandit' Busted: Suspected of Three Bank of America Heists

Posted By on Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 2:55 PM

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San Francisco Police and the FBI are claiming that 43-year-old Jacob Peter Schildgren, arrested yesterday shortly after allegedly knocking over a Bank of America armed only with a "gray plastic bag,"  is the "Scarf Bandit" responsible for three BofA heists.

A teller says Schildgren walked into the Bank of America at 2310 Fillmore at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon, and put both of his elbows on the counter. His hand was wrapped in the aforementioned bag, which she feared was a firearm. When he said "This is a robbery," she placed her drawer of 50s, 20s, 10s, 5s and 1s into a sack and watched him walk out.

Police received an extensive description of Schildgen down to his "rubber-soled shoes." Those shoes turned out to be his getaway vehicle. He was picked up on foot in the vicinity of Geary and Laguna; also giving him away was the gray bag.

The SFPD and FBI dubbed Schildgen the "Scarf Bandit" for his fashion accessory of choice while allegedly robbing banks -- and claim he previously robbed a Bank of America in Laurel Heights and another on 30th and Noriega.

Per the FBI's wishes, a photo of Schildgen is not being released at this time. The amount of money he allegedly made off with has not yet been revealed either -- though one drawerful of bills is not likely a massive haul.

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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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