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Man wearing ‘Bearly Buzzed’ T-shirt, vest suspected of three bank robberies

A man wearing a construction-type vest is suspected of three Sacramento-area bank robberies, including the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in the 3500 block of Marconi Avenue in the Arden Arcade area on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
A man wearing a construction-type vest is suspected of three Sacramento-area bank robberies, including the robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in the 3500 block of Marconi Avenue in the Arden Arcade area on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man suspected of committing two Sacramento-area bank robberies in October struck again Monday, robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in the Arden Arcade area, authorities say.

Monday’s robbery was reported at 12:35 p.m. The man entered the Wells Fargo Bank in the 3500 block of Marconi Avenue and presented employee with a threatening note demanding money, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release.

The previous robberies occurred at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at the U.S. Bank in the 3300 block of Arden Way in the Arden Arcade area and about noon Oct. 16 at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 8300 block of Elk Grove Florin Road in south Sacramento County. In those robberies, the man also presented bank employees with threatening notes demanding money, then left on foot, the news release said.

The man is described as black, 25 to 30 years old, and tall with a large build. In the October robberies, he was wearing an orange construction-type vest with a white T-shirt underneath, a green baseball-style cap and dark jeans.

On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department released a new surveillance photo that shows the man wearing the construction-type vest and, underneath it, a black T-shirt with a flowered bear on the front and the words “Bearly Buzzed.”

Sheriff’s detectives ask anyone with information that might help identify the man to call the Sheriff’s Department’s robbery bureau at 916-874-5051, or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357. Tip information also may be left anonymously via the Sheriff’s Department’s website, www.sacsheriff.com, or by calling 916-874-8477.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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