General Crime

* Novato and San Rafael Police Report Same Two Men May be Responsible for Carjacking and Bank Robbery

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

Police in Novato and San Rafael are investigating whether the same two men are responsible for an attempted carjacking, a carjacking and a bank robbery committed this week. Two men, one of them armed, tried to steal a 63-year-old man’s vehicle outside the Century Regency Theater at 280 Smith Ranch Road in San Rafael Monday night, San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher said. The suspects fled when the man started yelling and screaming at them, Rohrbacher said. About five minutes later, at around 10:45 p.m., two men in hooded sweatshirts wearing bandanas over their faces stole a blue Mazda minivan from a 70-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Safeway in the Northgate One shopping center in San Rafael, Rohrbacher said. The suspects threatened the woman but did not show a weapon, she said. On Wednesday, two men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts robbed the US Bank at 1711 Grant Ave. in Novato at about 10:40 a.m., police said. Police found a Mazda minivan used by the robbers a few blocks from the bank on Park Avenue near Fifth Street. Novato police today had not yet confirmed whether the Mazda was the one stolen in San Rafael Monday night.
Novato police Lt. Dave Jeffries said police still had possession of the Mazda as of this morning.

Copyright © 2010 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
CLICK HERE For More Breaking News and Crimes Caught on Tape
CLICK HERE For More Exciting Press Releases
CLICK on PHOTO Win a FREE Fugitive Watch Shirt

Comment Advisement

We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons