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* Lawrence Thomas Arrested For Robbery Of Daly City Bank Of America at 33 Southgate Ave

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A 36-year-old man was arrested Monday morning after be allegedly robbed a Daly City bank, broke into a nearby home to change his clothes and then called a taxi for a ride, a police sergeant said today.Daly City police Sgt. David Mackriss said the suspect, Lawrence Thomas, entered the Bank of America at 33 Southgate Ave. just before 9:30 a.m. and handed the teller a note.Thomas then allegedly jumped over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. While he was doing this, a dye pack exploded.Thomas ran from the bank and tried to break into several homes nearby, Mackriss said.He managed to enter one and changed his shirt, then called a taxi to come pick him up, Mackriss said.As Thomas was getting into the taxi, police arrested him and recovered the stolen money. Thomas was booked into San Mateo County jail on suspicion of bank robbery and residential burglary.

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