Greenbrae Bank Robber Linked To SF Crime Spree

The suspect in Monday's Wells Fargo robbery is also suspected in a series of bank robberies in San Francisco. Police are asking for the public's help in finding him.

The suspect in Monday's bank robbery at the Wells Fargo in Greenbrae's Bon Air Shopping Center is now believed to be responsible for a series of San Francisco bank heists as well.

"It may be the same person," Twin Cities Police Detective David Woo said. "The way the robberies all went down are similar. Plus, the physical description is similar."

The suspect is described as a white man between 40 and 50 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 to 170 pounds, according to San Francisco Police. He is wanted in connection with a string of robberies that started with a robbery at a bank in the 300 block of Clay Street in the Financial District at about 11:30 a.m. on April 30.

He was last seen wearing a sun hat with a wide brim and a black hooded sweatshirt. He typically hands the bank teller a note demanding money, and pulled out a handgun during one robbery, according to police.

"We're looking at several persons of interest," Woo said.

In one of the robberies, he was assisted by a second man. That robbery happened around 3:15 p.m. on May 12 near Chestnut and Fillmore streets in the Marina District, police said.

The second suspect is believed to be missing three fingers from his right hand and two from his left hand. He is described white, between 45 and 50 years old, roughly 5 feet 5 inches tall and 165 pounds. During the May 12 robbery, he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored jacket, police said.

Anyone with information about any of the suspects is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the subject line.

— Bay City News contributed to this report


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