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Help ID the Man Who Robbed Bank of the West in Petaluma

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect on Thursday afternoon.

Photo Courtesy: Petaluma Police
Photo Courtesy: Petaluma Police
—By Bay City News

Police are trying to track down a man who robbed a Bank of the West branch in Petaluma Tuesday morning.

A man entered the branch, located at 311 N. McDowell Blvd., around 11:30 a.m. and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Petaluma police Sgt. Ken Savano said.

The suspect did not show a weapon, Savano said.

He was described as an unshaven Hispanic man in his 20s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair. He was wearing a black-and-gray beanie, black-framed glasses, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark shoes, Savano said.

He drove off in a black 1980s vehicle—possibly a 1987-89 Chevrolet Fleetside pickup with an open bed and either primer or a paint job that was in very poor condition, Savano said.

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect and are asking for the public's help identifying him. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call detective Tamara Shoemaker at (707) 778-4444.

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Tony Traverso February 21, 2014 at 03:43 AM
It's 2014 get a video camera that takes better images than a potato.
Adorabelle February 21, 2014 at 01:50 PM
This picture was actually released on Tuesday (saw it online myself) the same day as the robbery, not Thursday.

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