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Man with bandages on face robs Rocklin bank

A surveillance photo shows a man with bandages on his face who reportedly robbed the US Bank inside a Safeway store in Rocklin.
A surveillance photo shows a man with bandages on his face who reportedly robbed the US Bank inside a Safeway store in Rocklin. Surveillance photo provided by Rocklin Police Department.

A man wearing bandages on his face robbed a US Bank inside a Rocklin Safeway store Wednesday afternoon.

The robbery occurred about 4 p.m. in the Safeway supermarket in the 4800 block of Granite Drive, according to a Police Department news release.

Witnesses told police that the man approached the teller, handing her a note. The note demanded money and implied that he had a weapon, police said. After receiving money, the man left the store on foot.

Police said the man fits the description of a man who has robbed banks in other communities in the area in recent weeks. The FBI on Tuesday asked the public’s help in identifying a man dubbed the “Bandaged Bandit” who is sought in connection with bank robberies in El Dorado Hills, Folsom and Stateline, Nev.

The man in the Rocklin robbery is described as white, possibly in his 20s or 30s, 5 feet, 6 inches or taller, with a scrawny to average build. He was wearing a gray, long-sleeve Under Armor shirt, black pants, black shoes and a “Ducks” hat with a yellow top and bright green bill. The bandages on his face were described as similar to gauze pads.

Anyone who spots the man is advised to call 911 and not to try to contact him. Anyone with information pertaining to the robbery is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department at 916-625-5400.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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