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Wells Fargo Robber Wore 49ers Hat, Napa Police Say

Security camera images show the man police say demanded cash at the Wells Fargo inside Raley's in South Napa Marketplace Saturday afternoon, wearing a white beanie cap with a San Francisco 49ers logo.

A bank robber hit the bank branch inside Raley's Saturday afternoon, according to a summary from the City of Napa Police Department:

On 1/19/2013  at about 1623hrs, the suspect entered the Wells Fargo Bank inside Raley’s at 217 Soscol Ave.

The suspect approached the tellers and verbally demanded cash. The teller handed the suspect cash.

The suspect walked out the north entry/exit doors in an unknown direction of travel.

Officers responded to the scene, completed an investigation and checked the area for the suspect. The suspect was not located.

Police described the suspect as a white male adult, late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5’5’’ with a medium build. At the time of the robbery he was described as unshaven and wearing a plaid gray hooded jacket, a white beanie with a San Francisco 49ers logo, black sunglasses and black pants.

Napa police ask anyone with information relating to this robbery to contact Investigator Hess at (707) 257-9507.

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Art Morris January 23, 2013 at 05:53 AM
The one thing that many of the "anti-gun" persuasion are forgetting is that by having a liberal concealed carry you effectively have peace because no one want to take the chance of a "shootout". In the military we call this "Peace through deterrence". This is why we never had the Cold War with the USSR; they were afraid to escalate the cold to a hot war because of the probably outcome: DEATH. If you were going to commit a crime, would you be more likely to try knowing there was a good chance someone (anyone) could foil those plans where you got killed or injured, or would you plan a crime knowing no one was armed and you were in a "gun-free" zone? It's really simple logic. No need to over complicate the matter.
Art Morris January 23, 2013 at 05:57 AM
You forget Lorie that criminals don't follow rules. They keep screwing up that whole no guns in a "gun-free" zone thing; what makes you think they will take off their headwear , hoodies and sunglasses? What about the little old lady, or even young person, who has glaucoma and has to wear the dark sunglasses?
Art Morris January 23, 2013 at 07:22 AM
Louisa, just because a law-abiding citizen has a gun, does not mean they will use it trying to apprehend a bank robber. Your post theorizes that every time a person pulls a gun out of it's holster, the trigger is pulled and the bullets start flying. This is simply not the norm. Remember the Clackamas Mall shooting in Oregon recently? The gunman stopped shooting and committed suicide once he saw a law-abiding citizen draw down on him. The good citizen never pulled the trigger and the gunman knew his shooting spree was over once he saw another gun pointing at him. The situation ended when a good citizen pulled a concealed weapon. A very compelling argument for allowing concealed carry by law-abiding citizens. We already know the bad guys are packing; why restrict the good guys?
Art Morris January 23, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Selim, here are the FBI stats for bank robberies in 2011. Of particular interest is the Pacific. CA (with strict gun laws) had 687 bank robberies; Oregon and Alaska (with liberal concealed carry gun laws) only had 96 and 12 respectively. I know that sheer population probably had something to do with this, but I'd feel more comfortable knowing that there were many good citizens legally packing and able to back me up than not. An armed society is a polite society. http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/bank-crime-statistics-2011/bank-crime-statistics-2011
Bob Taft January 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM
A 49er fan wouldn;t have done this, the hat was a disguise. Look for a Raider fan....

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