Oakland Police Investigating Series Of Bank Robberies

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:55:43 -0800

OAKLAND (KRON)--Oakland police are investigating a series of bank robberies that occurred in the city last month.

Police say on March 19 at 10:40 a.m., a male suspect entered the Bank of the West located at 3062 East 9th Street and demanded money from the teller. In that incident, the suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Authorities say the same suspect entered a Chase Bank located at 3310 International Boulevard on March 28 at 11:20 a.m and demanded money from the teller but left before obtaining any cash. The suspect in these two incidents is described as an African-American man with a medium complexion, 20-30 years of age, 5'5"-5'8" weighing between 150 and 180 pounds. 

Police are also investigating two separate bank robberies that occurred on March 20 by a different suspect. Police say on this date, the first robbery attempt was made at 1:39 p.m. at the Bank of the West located in the 3400 block of Lake Shore Avenue. A second attempt was made later that day at 3:19 p.m. at the Bank of the West located at 2127. Police say in both attempts, the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller, but left the bank prior to receiving any cash.

The suspect in the March 20 incidents is described as an African-American man with a medium complexion, 20-25 years of age, 5'8" to 5'10" weighing between 155 and 175 pounds with black dread locks and a goatee. He was seen wearing a black baseball-style hat, black shirt with white buttons, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. 

Investigators are looking into the possibility that these robberies are linked. Anyone with information about any of these incidents should contact Oakland police.

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