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Bearded bandit holds up Elk Grove bank

Bearded hold-up man at Elk Grove bank.
Bearded hold-up man at Elk Grove bank. Courtesy of Elk Grove Police Department

Elk Grove police need help identifying a bank robber, possibly wearing a fake beard, who held up the Farmers & Merchants Bank last week.

Police said the man entered the bank at 8799 Elk Grove Blvd. about 3:15 p.m. Friday and handed a teller a note demanding money. He was last seen exiting the bank with cash.

He is described as a white man, about 30 years old, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and about 200 pounds. He was wearing a ski hat, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, black work boots and safety glasses hanging from his neck.

Police also noted that he had a mustache and full beard that could be fake.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews