General Crime

* Watsonville Police Searching for Two Alleged Bank Robbers

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Police are looking for two men suspected in an armed bank robbery that occurred Friday afternoon in Watsonville. At about 1:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to Bay Federal Credit Bank, located at 2028 Freedom Blvd., on report of a silent alarm, police said. As officers were arriving at the scene, dispatchers received several frantic phone calls from customers inside the bank reporting an armed robbery. Witnesses told police that two men had entered the bank wearing hooded sweatshirts, with bandanas covering their faces.

One of the men brandished a handgun, according to police. The men ordered everyone to get down on the floor of the building, took an undisclosed amount of cash and fired shots into the bank as they ran out of the bank, officers said. The men were last seen getting into a black Nissan, according to police. Detectives from the Watsonville Police Department are working with Salinas police and the FBI to determine if the crime was linked to an earlier armed bank robbery in Salinas, police said. About four hours prior to the robbery in Watsonville, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas walked into a Salinas Rabobank, located at 1285 N. Davis Road, and ordered the patrons to the ground at gunpoint, police said. The two men fled in a mid-sized sedan with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police. No injuries were reported in either incident, officers said.

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