Palo Alto – Provident Credit Union in Palo Alto was robbed on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by a man wielding a handgun. The tellers complied with the request and the suspect fled. No one was injured and an undisclosed amount of money was taken.
The Palo Alto Police Department’s 24 hour dispatch center received a bank robbery alarm from 2390 El Camino Real at 3:36pm. The officers arrived shortly afterwards but could find no trace of the suspect.
Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male in his 30’s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a scar near his right eye.
At the time he was wearing a white cap, a tan shirt and jacket, and flip-flops. He was carrying a “Forever 21” plastic bag.
The police are actively investigating this case. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who may have information about this robbery are asked to call the 24 hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com; a text or voice mail can be left at 650-383-8984.
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