Police believe the same man robbed the U.S. Bank in two Safeway stores in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa within 17 minutes Thursday morning. He also is suspected of robbing the Chase Bank in the Raley's store in Santa Rosa on Feb. 1.
A suspect entered the U.S. Bank in the Safeway Store at 6340 Commerce Blvd. in Rohnert Park around 10:27 a.m. Thursday, demanded cash from the teller and left, according Rohnert Park police said.
That suspect was described as a Hispanic man between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 200-250 pounds. He had bleached hair and a black goatee, police said.
The suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank in the Safeway store on Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa around 11:14 a.m., after giving a teller a note demanding money.
The suspect implied he was armed, but did not show a gun, and fled east with the cash. The same man is believed to also be behind another bank robbery that occurred in Santa Rosa on Feb. 1.
U.S. Bank is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in any U.S. Bank robberies. Anyone with information is asked to call Rohnert Park police at (707) 584-2600 or Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3590.
-Bay City News