SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspected bank robber who pedaled away from the crime.
The man shown in the accompanying bank security camera photos went up to a teller at Bank of the West on the 1600 block of Response Road on March 1 (a Friday), indicated he had a gun and demanded money, the police department report said. The time was 3:56 p.m.
No weapon was seen. The man left on a bicycle.
No one was hurt.
The man was described as white, in his 30s, about 5 feet 5 to 8 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds. He had blond hair, blue eyes and a red goatee. There were tattoes on his arms and a tattoo in black ink on the back of his neck.
During the robbery, the man had on a black jacket; black, baggy pants; and a gray beanie with the letters "LB" on the front.
Witnesses also noted the man had a black backpack with him with a "web" design on it.
Police received a report of a similar robbery earlier that same day in a neighboring area and were investigating to see if there was a connection between the two crimes.
The Sacramento Police Department urged anyone with information about the robbery to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.