Sacto 9-1-1
March 8, 2013
Sacramento police seek to identify bank robbery suspect

sac bank robber photo1.jpgSacramento police are asking the public's help identifying a suspect in the March 1 robbery of a Bank of the West.

Officers responded at 3:56 p.m. to a report of a robbery at the bank in the 1600 block of Response Road. They were told that a man approached a teller, demanded money and indicated that he had a gun, although no firearm was seen, according to a Police Department news release.

After receiving the cash, the man left the bank and fled the area on a bicycle.

Sacramento Police Neighborhood Crimes detectives and the FBI are investigating the robbery.

The suspect (pictured) is described as in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He also had a red goatee at the time of the robbery.

The man reportedly had tattoos on his arms and a tattoo with black ink on the back of his neck. During the robbery, he was wearing a black jacket, baggie black pants and a grey beanie with "LB" on the front. He also wore a backpack that may have had a web-type design on it.

Police said a similar robbery in a neighboring jurisdiction earlier the same day may have been related to this robbery.

Anyone with information pertaining to the suspect or robbery is asked to call the Sacramento Police Department's dispatch center at (916) 264-5471, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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