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Elk Grove police seek identity of man who attempted to rob bank

A security photo shows a man who attempted to rob a Bank of America branch in Elk Grove last week.
A security photo shows a man who attempted to rob a Bank of America branch in Elk Grove last week. Elk Grove Police Department

Elk Grove police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man accused of attempting to rob a Bank of America branch Thursday afternoon.

Police say the man, shown in a surveillance photo, entered the bank at 8959 Elk Grove Blvd. about 2:34 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller took the note, then hid under the counter. The man stayed at the teller’s window for about 30 seconds before walking out of the bank without any money, according to a Police Department news release. He was last seen walking down a side street, where a silver vehicle stopped and picked him up.

The man is described as in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall with a medium build. He had short dark hair and was wearing dark sunglasses, a black jacket, black pants and ear buds.

Anyone with information regarding the attempted robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department’s 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 also can be sent via text message by entering 274637 on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 and the message.

Cathy Locke

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