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Berkeley Mechanics Bank Robbed At Gunpoint

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A man robbed a Mechanics Bank in Berkeley at gunpoint this morning, a police spokeswoman said. Officers were called around 9:25 a.m. to the Mechanics Bank at 1801 Solano Ave. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats said a suspect armed with a gun stole an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured. Police are attempting to locate the suspect, described as a black man in his late 30s who is about 6 feet 6 inches tall with a stocky build and dark complexion. He was wearing a black beanie and black hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black backpack at the time of the robbery, Coats said. Detectives remained at the bank investigating this afternoon.

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