A sleepy Friday morning in downtown Orinda was disrupted at 9:12 a.m. when two black men wearing “construction-type” gear entered the Bank of the West branch at 21 Moraga Way, approached a teller and passed over a note demanding money.
Police Chief Mark Nagel said the teller handed over an undetermined amount of cash.
Nagel said at least one of the men was wearing a yellow construction hard hat and reflective vest, attire adopted by other thieves in our recent past. The chief said the pair left the bank and walked off in the direction of Highway 24. It was not immediately known if they left the area on foot or by car.
Investigators said they were interviewing witnesses and reviewing surveillance camera footage in an effort to identify the pair.