City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090825-180
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Downtown Bank Robbed, Photo of Suspect Released

The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a bank robbery suspect.

On Monday, August 24, 2009, at 9:39 a.m., a man entered the Wells Fargo Bank (525 J Street) and requested to speak with the bank manager.  During the conversation with the manager, the suspect demanded money and made a threat at which time the manager handed over a large amount of cash.  The suspect then fled on foot.

The suspect was described as a male White adult in his late 20's or early 30's.  He is about 6'0" in height and weighs approximately 175 pounds.  He had short dark hair and a bleached goatee that was described as appearing fake.  He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white plaid short-sleeve button-up shirt, brown cowboy boots and a white or tan hat with a logo on the front.  See photo below.

The FBI is investigating related robberies in Northern California and in Washington State.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime or this person, to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES).  Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.  Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Suspect Photo

Suspect Photo

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