Photo: surveillance pic of robber
Palo Alto – The Palo Alto Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect who dressed as a construction worker and entered a bank, threatening a teller before stealing money from the drawer.
According to the Palo Alto Police Department, “On Friday, April 13, 2018, at about 5:26 p.m., our 24-hour dispatch center received a call from an employee at Comerica Bank at 250 Lytton Avenue saying that the bank had just been robbed by a suspect with a gun.”
After brandishing a gun from his waistband, the would-be robber found himself alone with an open door of cash as the teller quickly walked to a locked room to call the police and secure employees from being attacked by the suspect. According to the Palo Alto Police Department, “When the teller went to a back room, the suspect jumped over the counter and took money from an open drawer.”
Responding officers looked for the suspect who had traveled on foot southbound on Ramona Street, but was unable to locate anyone matching the description given by the bank teller.
The suspect is being described as a white male in his early thirties. He was last seen, wearing a bright orange sweatshirt with black jeans and a white construction helmet. The suspect was also wearing dark sunglasses and a black t-shirt wrapped around his head under the helmet.
Palo Alto Detectives are actively investigating the robbery and are looking for other possible robberies committed by the suspect, saying, “Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call our 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent via text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.”