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Police believe the same man robbed the US 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, Santa Rosa police Sgt. Dave Linscomb said.
A suspect entered the US Bank in the Safeway Store at 6340 Commerce Blvd. in Rohnert Park around 10:27 a.m., Rohnert Park police said. He demanded cash from a teller and left. No weapon was seen. 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 US Bank in the Safeway store on Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa around 11:14 a.m. also gave the teller a note demanding money, Linscomb said. The suspect implied he was armed, but did not show a gun, and fled east with the cash, Linscomb said. That suspect was described as approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a stocky build and a goatee, Linscomb said. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black baseball hat, he said.
The suspect in the Chase Bank robbery in the Raley's store at 1407 Fulton Road at 10:10 a.m. on Feb. 1 was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and between 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black jeans.
Linscomb said based on the common descriptions of the suspects, one man is believed to be responsible for all three heists.
US Bank is offering a reward up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in any US Bank robberies. Anyone with information is asked to call Rohnert Park police at (707) 584-2600 or Santa Rosa police at (707) 543-3590.
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