Police are searching for a man who attempted a strong-armed bank robbery in Santa Cruz on Friday afternoon. The man entered the bank in the 300 block of Encinal Street just after 1 p.m., Santa Cruz police said. He approached a teller, demanded money, and then went around the counter and started to hit a chair with a bag that sounded like it had a hard object inside, according to police. The teller gave the suspect money, which he put into the same bag, before fleeing the scene, police said.
The victim did not sustain any injuries during the robbery. After police were dispatched, officers quickly organized a perimeter around the bank. Santa Cruz police, along with a K-9 unit from the Capitola Police Department, canvassed the area for the man, but could not find the suspect.
Police described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man between 50 and 60 years old, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt with “New York University” in white writing, light-colored pants, a wide-brimmed gray camouflage boonie-style hat and glasses. Police are urging the public to call 911 if they see anyone matching the suspect description. A still image of the suspect taken from a video surveillance camera has also been released.
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.
Por favor llame la línea de Los Fugitivos en 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) o texto en 408-355-0999 o haga clic aquí para enviar un email a [email protected], si usted tiene alguna información que pueda ayudar a resolver este crimen.
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