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Police Release Video of San Rafael Bank Robbery

Police haven’t confirmed if the robbery suspect is the same person involved in two other Marin Westamerica Bank robberies this month.

San Rafael Police have released the above video of the Jan. 25 robbery at Westamerica Bank in Marin County.

The video shows the robbery suspect before he enters the bank and, through different angles, follows him while he approaches two different teller stations and demands money. Witnesses couldn’t confirm if they saw the suspect holding a weapon.

The suspect at 1:35 p.m. and ran off  with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to San Rafael Police Sgt. Roy Leon.

It was the third Westamerica Bank robbery in Marin in the last four weeks and the seventh bank robbery in Marin since Dec. 12.

The suspect in the Jan. 25 San Rafael robbery is described as a clean-shaven white man in his late 20’s or early 30’s, about 5 feet 8, with an average build.

He wore a dark beanie, black sunglasses, a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark blue jeans. 

Police can't confirm if the suspect might be the same person involved in the other two recent Westamerica robberies, according to San Rafael police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.

A man entered the Westamerica Bank at 1177 Francisco Blvd. in San Rafael on Jan. 4, at 5:12 p.m., and walked directly to a teller and demanded money. He ran away after receiving the cash. No weapon was seen or mentioned.

Police linked that crime with another Westamerica Bank robbery in Novato on Jan. 10. The Ignacio branch was robbed of an undisclosed amount at 3:51 p.m. and the suspect ran away. No one was hurt and no weapon was used, police said.

Police linked a middle-aged white man, about 40 years old, to a Jan. 22 Mill Valley Union Bank robbery and a Jan. 9 Greenbrae Union Bank robbery. 

A suspect was arrested Dec. 23 in connection with another San Rafael robbery at Citibank in December. 

Anyone with information about the San Rafael crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at 415-485-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Callers can remain anonymous. Tips can be submitted here.

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