A man armed with a handgun and sawed-off baseball bat robbed a bank in Danville on Monday, Danville police said.An employee arrived at the First Republic Bank in the 600 block of Hartz Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. After she unlocked the door, a man followed her inside, displayed the gun and baseball bat and demanded money, police said.While the robbery was occurring, two more employees arrived at the bank and the suspect detained them as well and directed them to empty their cash drawers, according to police.The man then fled on foot and employees went to a nearby business to call 911. Danville police, San Ramon police and deputies from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for the suspect, but didn’t find him.He is described as a white man about 50 years old and 6 feet tall with a thin build and blond-gray hair and a beard. He was wearing a navy blue polo shirt, dark khaki pants, a black fanny pack, a beige fishing hat and wraparound sunglasses, police said.The FBI is also investigating the case, but as of this morning, no suspects had been identified, Danville police Sgt. 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 have any information that can help solve this crime.
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