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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Have You Seen These Suspected Gun-Toting Bank Robbers? (Photos)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:46 AM


San Francisco police are once again asking for you to help them solve local crime. The cops are looking for these men pictured above who allegedly stormed into a Richmond District bank and robbed the business at gunpoint.

On Jan. 4, just before lunchtime, the suspects walked into a bank on the 6000 block of Geary Boulevard; the first suspect pulled out a firearm and held the bank employees at gun point, demanding money while the second suspect stayed by the bank's doors, according to police.

See Also: Phil Tong, Sheriff's Deputy, Arrested on Suspicion of Bank Robbery

The employees did exactly what they were told, and the two suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspects were last seen getting into a dark-colored vehicle after the robbery, said Officer Albie Esparza.

Both suspects were described as black men. One suspect is believed to be 6-foot-1, weighing between 230 and 250 pounds; he was between 30 and 35 years old, with a dark (possibly fake) beard. He was last seen wearing a blue-and-black checkered long-sleeve shirt, a black Orlando Magic hat. He had a black shoulder bag, and was holding a gun.

The second suspect was described as 5-foot-6 and was last seen wearing a white-and-black checkered hooded jacket.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Major Crimes

Unit at 553-1201, the SFPD anonymous tip line at 575-4444, or text a tip to

TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

Speaking of Richmond bank robberies, Phil Tong the sheriff's deputy who has been accused of robbing a Bank of America last year, appeared in court yesterday, where his case was continued until Feb. 14.

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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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