Posted by on June 23, 2017
Categories: Bay Area


(BANT) – Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who robbed two San Pablo banks this month.

The first robbery occurred on June 13 at about 12:40 p.m. at the Chase Bank at 14330 San Pablo Ave., according to police. A man walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller, demanding cash and alleging that he had a weapon. After the teller handed the man cash, the suspect fled the scene.

Then on Tuesday, the same suspect committed a similar robbery at the Citibank at 201 San Pablo Towne Center at about 4:05 p.m.

Detectives were able to obtain a surveillance video of suspect from a nearby liquor store, police said. The suspect is described as black, about 30 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall with a medium build and a full trimmed beard.

He also has distinctive tattoos, including one of lips on his neck, one of praying hands on his left shoulder, another with an unknown script on right forearm and one on the back of his neck. The suspect also wore a reflective orange and yellow vest that was discarded after the second bank robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact San Pablo police Sgt. Barajas at (510) 215-3150 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (510) 799-8255. Callers have the option of remaining anonymous.