Cops Nab Bank Robber

San Luis Obispo police arrested a man after he allegedly robbed the Bank of America in downtown SLO on Wednesday.

Andrew Gilbertson

According to SLOPD, officers responded to a silent alarm at the Bank of America located at 1105 Higuera Street.

Police arriving on the scene were told a robbery had just occurred.

The suspect was described as a male white with long brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a blue baseball hat with the letters “LA”, a black jacket a white polo-type shirt, and a green disposable glove. Witnesses say the suspect displayed a note to the teller demanding money.

Police say no weapon was displayed or mentioned to the teller by the suspect. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the bank.

Investigators say an alert bank employee provided information that led to the possible identity of the suspect.

With assistance from the SLO Probation Department, SLO detectives were able to positively identify the suspect as Andrew Gilbertson, 38, of Paso Robles.

Detectives notified the Atascadero and Paso Robles Police Departments to be on the lookout for Gilbertson and a vehicle he was known to drive.

Suspect in bank robbery

Atascadero Police Department located Gilbertson in the 7400 block of El Camino Real around 3 p.m. where he was detained.

After taking custody of Gilbertson, SLO detectives found evidence from the bank robbery, such as cash, the note that was shown to the teller, and the clothing Gilbertson was wearing at the time of the bank robbery.

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