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Police say Elk Grove bank robbery suspect believed linked to Bay Area robberies

Darius Gilbert
Darius Gilbert Photo provided by Elk Grove Police Department

Police say the suspect in Tuesday’s robbery of an Elk Grove bank is believed to be a man wanted in connection with a series of Bay Area bank robberies.

Based on information from the FBI, Elk Grove police detectives are seeking 48-year-old Darius Gilbert in the robbery of the Chase Bank, 7427 Laguna Blvd.

The robbery occurred about 12:47 p.m. A man entered the bank, approached a teller and demanded money, said Officer Christopher Trim, police spokesman. No gun was displayed or seen, but Trim said the man’s comments implied that he had a weapon.

The teller turned over an undisclosed amount of currency and the man left on foot, headed east through the parking lot toward other businesses. The man was described as about 6 feet 5 inches tall, with an athletic build. He reportedly had short dark hair and was wearing dark sunglasses, a white shirt with square patterns, blue jeans and black shoes.

Police said Gilbert is a suspect in a series of bank robberies that have taken place in the Bay Area. He has an active felony warrant out of San Francisco and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to police. They said Gilbert may be driving a silver 2007 four-door BMW 750.

Trim said police arrived within minutes after the robbery, set up a perimeter and searched the area, but they were unable to find the suspect. The perimeter was broken down after about 50 minutes.

No one was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Callers to Crime alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering 274637 on a cell phone, followed by TIP732 and the message.