San Leandro police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a bank Thursday afternoon.
At about 1 p.m., the suspect entered the Chase bank at 699 Lewelling Blvd. and presented a note to the teller demanding money, a police spokesman said. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank,
according to San Leandro police Lt. Pete Ballew. Although he declined to give the exact figure, Ballew said the man escaped with a relatively small amount of money. The suspect also mentioned explosives, so the bank was evacuated and searched with bomb detection dogs. No explosives were found and no one was hurt, Ballew said.
The Police Department has released a photo taken from the bank’s surveillance footage in the hope that someone will be able to identify the suspect. The suspect is described as a 50-year-old white man, about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie cap, gray jacket, dark military style pants and white tennis shoes. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the name of this man or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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