City of Sacramento Police Department

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

(916) 808-0800
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MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20101104-188
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Safety Vest Robbers

The Sacramento Police Department is currently investigating two bank robberies where the suspects wore safety vests while robbing banks.

On November 4, 2010, at 9:15 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Howe Avenue on a bank robbery.  Two suspects entered the bank, hit an employee, and stole money before fleeing.  The suspects were described as male Blacks, in their 20's, wearing yellow neon safety vests and masks to cover their mouth area. No weapon was seen during the robbery.

On September 9, 2010, at 9:08 a.m., officers responded to the 3600 block of N. Freeway Blvd on a bank robbery.  Three suspects entered the bank, one of the suspect's held the employees at gun point while the other two stole  money.  The suspects were described as male Blacks, in their 20's, wearing orange safety vests and dust masks to cover their mouth area. 

Detectives are currently investigating whether both incidents are connected.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime 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.

Photo from November 4th robbery

Photo from November 4th robbery

Photos from September 9th robber

Photos from September 9th robber

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