Police hunt for bank robber

The San Luis Obispo Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the Golden 1 Credit Union on Foothill Road at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.

According to SLOPD, they received a 911 call regarding a male subject exiting Golden 1 with a gun and bag. Police say the male subject was last seen running northbound towards Boysen Street. Officers were dispatched to the area, established a perimeter and began searching for the suspect.

Surveillance image of the robbery in progress

Bank employees told police at around 3:15 p.m. a black or dark Hispanic male entered Golden 1 carrying a handgun and told everyone in the bank to get on the ground. Witnesses told police the suspect then handed a plastic bag to one of the bank employees and told him to place money in the bag. The suspect then exited the bank and was last seen running northbound from Golden 1.

Police say the suspect was described as a black or dark Hispanic male, approximately 5’9” tall, with a stocky build. The suspect was also described as wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt, jeans, blue or purple tennis shoes and had a dark bandanna partially covering his face.

Police say no one was hurt during the bank robbery and the approximate loss was $4000.

According to SLOPD, the robbery is still under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 781-7312, the FBI at 310-996-3999 or Crime Stoppers at 549-7867.

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Police hunt for bank robber was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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