Police continue search for Bank of West robber

Suspect flees with garbage bag filled with cash

Pleasanton police are continuing to search for a man who robbed a Bank of the West's branch in the Raley's shopping center Friday afternoon.

Bank employees said the suspect entered the bank with a garbage bag and demanded that the tellers hand over cash. No weapon was seen or simulated and no one was injured.

The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash before officers arrived, police said, and a search of the area was unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as a white man between 6 feet and 6 feet 3 inches tall who weighs about 160 pounds. He was seen wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head and blue jeans.

Police are looking at surveillance camera tapes in an attempt to identify the robber. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Pleasanton police at (925) 931-5100.

Bay City New contributed to this report.

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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

mooseturd is a registered user.

It seems to me that this bank gets hit frequently. Jeb, how about finding out for us if the robbery rate is above average for Pleasanton. Also find out if they got the dye pack in the bag.

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Posted by reader
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 20, 2009 at 4:02 pm

Dear Jeb, proofreading is a good thing to "lern" if you want to be an editor.

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Posted by Rat Turd
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on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:43 pm


Aren't you special! You seem to just lurk around on this site waiting for someone who either disagrees with your viewpoint or misspells are word and then you pounce. Can you instruct all of us on how we can be as perfect as you?

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Posted by a reader
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on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm

The above "reader" is a different "reader" from me and I believe his comment was rude.

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