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Friday, October 11, 2013

Two Bank Robberies Happen Blocks Apart by Different Suspects

Posted By on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 12:50 PM

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Two bank robberies were carried out by suspects who used classic, almost movie-made tactics: one suspect used the finger-in-the-jacket move, the other slipped a note to the teller demanding money.

The bank robberies were attempted yesterday afternoon, just

blocks away from each other by suspects with similar descriptions, but police

are investigating the crimes as unrelated.

The suspect in each robbery was described as a man in his

50s, but the tactics used in the robberies were different, which is unusual if

the crimes were related, said police

spokesman Albie Esparza. Normally, Esparza said, a person will use the same tactics

when committing similar crimes.   

At 1:05 p.m. Thursday, a man in his 50s walked into the Bank

of the West on Front Street and demanded money from a teller. He tried to stick

up the bank by pretending to have a gun, using the classic finger in the jacket

pocket move, according to what the teller told the police. He then turned around and left without getting any money, perhaps fearing his plan

was ill thought out and that the jig was up.

Then at 1:38 p.m., another bank was hit, this time on the first block of

Post Street. The suspect was also described as man in his late 50s, but instead

of pretending to have a gun like the other suspect, this one simply handed the

teller a note demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money,

the suspect fled.

The police don't have any suspects in custody.


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