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News - November 13, 2013

Woman robs Menlo Park bank

On Friday afternoon, Nov. 8, for the second time in 10 days, a bank in downtown Menlo Park was robbed.

Police said a woman walked into the U.S. Bank in Menlo Park and, after handing the teller a note demanding money, left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The bank is at 1105 El Camino Real, next to Stacks' restaurant at Santa Cruz Avenue, and not far from Bank of the West at 701 Santa Cruz Ave. at Curtis Street, where on Oct. 29 a woman with a similar description robbed that bank.

Police acknowledge that the suspect may be linked to that and other bank robberies in the Bay Area.

Witnesses to the U.S. Bank robbery, which occurred around 1:46 p.m., described her as a Hispanic or Pacific Islander woman in her mid-30s with dark hair in a ponytail. She wore a grey sweatshirt, jeans and a baseball cap.

In both cases, no weapon was seen and no one was injured, police said.

Police ask that anyone with information about these robberies call investigators at 330-6300.

— Sandy Brundage

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