SF: POLICE LOOKING FOR BANK ROBBER WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT CORPORATE BAILOUTS
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)
San Francisco police today asked for the public's help in finding a bank robbery suspect who reportedly told a bank manager he was angry about corporate bailouts.
The robbery took place at about 12:50 p.m. on April 15, at a Bank of America branch at 50 California St., according to police.
Police said the man initially asked to speak with a manager because he wanted to make "a large withdrawal."
When he met with the manager, the suspect, who was carrying a black laptop case, explained he worked for an organization concerned about government bailouts of corporations, according to police.
The man then allegedly threatened to detonate a bomb he was carrying with him if the manager didn't hand over cash.
The suspect smiled throughout the encounter, and told the manager the money "would go to people who deserve it," police said.
The manager never saw any explosive device, but gave the suspect a large amount of cash from the bank's vault, and the suspect fled on foot, police said.
Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said today that there haven't been any similar recent bank robberies in San Francisco.
Police described the suspect as a white man, about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with "SF" written on it, glasses, a khaki buttoned shirt and blue jeans.
Photos of the suspect are available at www.sfgov.org.