Almanac

News - April 13, 2011

Camera captures bank-robbery suspect

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the robbery of Chase Bank in Ladera on Monday morning, April 4.

About $5,000 was taken in the robbery, which occurred at about 9:15 a.m. in the County Shopper mall at 3130 Alpine Road, authorities said.

The bank's surveillance camera shows a man with brown hair and a mustache and wearing a yellow bicycle jacket and a white baseball cap.

The man told the bank teller "give me all your cash," gave her 60 seconds to do that, and added that he was armed, Lt. Ray Lunny of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said.

The teller emptied the cash drawer, handed it over, and the suspect put the money into a blue bag he was carrying, and fled, deputies said.

The suspect is described as a white man, 40 to 45 years old, and of middle height and weight.

Sheriff's deputies are coordinating with the FBI in the search.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call 415-553-7400 to make confidential contact with the FBI, or the Sheriff's Office at 363-4051. The anonymous tip line is 800-547-2700.

Note: See to see photos, go to: http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8625

Comments

Posted by scout, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:16 am

Might be helpful if the genius that writes include at LEAST the town involved. Perhaps some of us would be able to snitch the perp if we UNDERSTOOD where the crime occurred.

DUH~!

[Editor's note: The first two paragraphs of the story say: Authorities are looking for a suspect in the robbery of Chase Bank in Ladera on Monday morning, April 4. About $5,000 was taken in the robbery, which occurred at about 9:15 a.m. in the County Shopper mall at 3130 Alpine Road, authorities said.]


Posted by scout, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

OK, great.

BUT what city? I suspect Palo Alto. Hate to assume, though. I barely know the name of the street I'm on, much less anything about block numbers, but generally know the CITY.


Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Apr 13, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Scout:

can't you read? The bank is in LADERA. If you don't know where that is take a drive up Alpine road and after you pass 280 and cross over San Fransiquito Creek, take a look to your right - that's LADERA. Talk about "genius."


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