Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank


Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Woodside branch of Chase Bank at 2977 Woodside Road while brandishing a handgun, then left with an undisclosed amount of cash at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, according to he San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

In a still image taken from the bank video surveillance system and provided by the Sheriff's Office, the suspect is shown as white and clean shaven and wearing a white beanie-style hat, sunglasses, a red sweatshirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

The man left the bank with the cash in a black plastic garbage bag and headed east on Woodside Road, deputies said.

Deputies said they conducted a "thorough search" of the area, but the suspect is still at large. An investigation is underway.

No one was injured in the incident, deputies said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact Detective Jonathan Sebring at (650) 363-4057 or To remain anonymous, call 1-800-547-2700.

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Dave Boyce


4 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:41 pm

How about sharing the police photos of the bank robber?


EDITOR'S NOTE: The photos are now with the story.

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Posted by Woodside resident
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:55 am

What are the odds at least a handful of SMC Sheriffs were hiding somewhere in a bush trying to cite local drivers and cyclists over minor infractions? I know in this case it doesn't really matter but I'm just saying maybe less worrying about vicitimless crime and actually opening our eyes to the amount of break-ins, robberies and thefts and redirecting police resources to those?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:01 am

Mercury-News has a bank surveillance photo of the robber and his gun

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Posted by Clunge
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

He must be local, otherwise he would have gotten nabbed at any one of the many speed traps along Woodside and Whiskey Hill Roads.

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Posted by Runny Mead
a resident of Woodside: other
on Feb 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm

A story about an armed robbery in the community, and someone uses it to complain about speed traps in rural Woodside.

But hey, getting exactly what you want out of things entirely unrelated to you is probably what got you into our fine neighborhood anyway. Please, tell us more about how fast you'd rather be going!

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