As reported earlier on our Facebook page, a man approached a US Bank branch counter at the Safeway store, 11450 San Pablo Avenue, this morning, passed a note demanding money to the teller and left the area with $250,000.
A teller reportedly filled several bags of cash and turned them over to the suspect, described as a black male, 5′ 8″ tall, 150 pounds wearing a hat with a Chicago Bulls emblem on the front. The robber, who was carrying a backpack, took the cash and left the bank.
Anyone with information about the identity or location of the suspect has been asked to contact the El Cerrito Police Department at 510-215-4400 or via email: email@example.com.
A reward has been offered but investigators are urging citizens not to approach or apprehend the man. Though no gun was seen during commission of the robbery, the suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to police. The best course of action is to call 911 if the suspect is spotted.
No explanation was given as to how the thief was able to abscond with such a large amount of money, or why that sum was on hand at the bank.
That’s a lot of money, especially at a store location. Was it being picked up by the armored car, and the bank robber beat them to the door? Unless it’s armed robbery, why would you give away that much? If he has a gun, it’s a different story. Not worth risking your life. Unbelievable.
Inside job? No gun, and that much cash. Please tell me no teller is “that foolish.”
That’s a lot of money. A lot of money.
Oohhh! THATS a nice score. Dumb luck or something else?
Thats a lot of money to have at a shopping center branch.
Do they have that kind of money on hand?
That’s a substantial haul. The thief was either really lucky or had great information on bank procedure.
It kind of looks like a girl.
It does look like a woman. They must have been loading the ATMs
I’d be investigating the teller and it looks like a women face and body frame. Looks like they tried to make her look bulky. I’m sure that whole area must have servile cue camera. Especially since BART is right across the street.
WORSE is that the bank and media outlet REPORTED how much was stolen. Now every thief with a pen and paper is going to try to rob grocery store banks. Maybe its newsworthy, but why put people at risk?
Look at the lips, it looks like face makeup.
I think it’s a safe bet to say that the crooks know the banks have money. LOTS of money.
Darn media. Telling bad people where the money is. Banks. Who would have figured?
If they didn’t already know how much they were going to get BEFORE they walked into that bank I’m pretty sure a couple of hundred bad guys knew how much they scored about 10 minutes after they got it home. Crooks may not read but they have information networks of their own.
Just the truth please. That’s why I come here.
Keep it coming. I want to know it all.
Is everyone blind? This is obviously an inside job! Hello?!?!
I think people here are smart enough to know that could be a possibility. Waiting for the outcome of the police investigation.