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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Police Want Public's Help Nabbing Serial Bank Robbers

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:14 AM

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San Francisco inspectors are asking that you keep an eye out for these suspects who are wanted in connection with several local bank robberies.

The first robbery happened on April 30 at about 11:30 a.m. The suspect walked into a bank on the 300 block of Clay Street and demanded money from the teller.

The suspect was described as a white male, between 40 and 50 years old. He is approximately 5-foot-10 and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a large brimmed sun hat and a black hooded sweatshirt.

This guy is believed to be responsible for several San Francisco bank robberies, as well as a bank robbery at the Bon Air Shopping Center in Greenbrae on the evening of May 14. The suspect typically presents a demand note; however, in one incident, he had a handgun, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak.

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Suspect no. 2
Police are looking for a second man who allegedly assisted the first suspect in one of the robberies, which occurred on May 12 at about 3:15 p.m. at a bank near Chestnut and Fillmore streets.

The second suspect is described as a white male, between 45 and 50 years years old. He is about 5-foot-5 and weighs about 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a dark-colored jacket. He is missing three fingers from his right hand and two fingers from his left hand.

Police are also looking for a third man in an unrelated series of bank robberies in San Francisco.

Suspect no. 3 - COURTESY OF SFPD
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  • Suspect no. 3
On May 10 at about 10 a.m., the third suspect walked into a bank on the unit block of Front Street and presented a note to bank tellers demanding money. Investigators believe he is responsible for several bank robberies throughout the Financial District.

That suspect is described as a black man in his 40's, approximately 5-foot-9 and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black curly wig and glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the SFPD Anonymous Tip Line at 575-4444, or text A tip to TIP411 and include "SFPD" in the subject line.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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