A man who robbed a San Carlos bank on Tuesday may be the same person who held up the bank back in January, a San Mateo County sheriff’s spokeswoman said. The Chase Bank at 845 Laurel St. in the city’s busy downtown corridor was robbed around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday by a white man in his 30s wearing baseball hat, dark sunglasses and a dark jacket, sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said. The lone man, who stands about 6 feet tall, approached the teller, presented a demand note and stated that he had a gun, Rosenblatt said.
He left through the front door onto Laurel Street. Bank employees called 911, but responding deputies were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect matches the description of a man who robbed the same bank on Jan. 5, according to Rosenblatt. Investigators are examining surveillance video from both robberies in an effort to identify the suspect. Anyone who might have seen the suspect is asked to call Detective Lisandro Lopez at (650) 363-4055 or Detective Hector Acosta at (650) 363-4064. Witnesses can also use the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.
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