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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.