Area law enforcement on the lookout for a bank robber who is believed to have hit at least five South Bay banks in the last month.
The man, described as Caucasian, approximately 35 years old, 5-foot-6 to 6-foot tall, with a muscular build, appears in bank surveillance video wearing a cap and dark clothing.
The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, the San Jose Police Department, and Santa Clara Police are also asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, who's being sought in connection to the following bank robberies:
- Jan. 18, 5:03 p.m., US Bank, 10381 South De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
- Jan. 24, 2:20 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank, 6465 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
- Feb. 1, 2:30 p.m., Bank of the West, 18860 Cox Ave., Saratoga
- Feb. 6, 2:19 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank, 23000 Homestead Rd., Cupertino
- Feb. 19, 2:53 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank, 2792 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara
Los Altos police said Thursday that this bank robber's method of operation appeared to be different from that of the man involved in the Feb. 11 robbery of the Bank of the West in downtown Los Altos. In the Los Altos case, the suspect, who was dressed in dark clothing, displayed a gun."
In each robbery, the suspect entered the banks, presented a note to the teller demanding money, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Wells Fargo Bank is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information on these cases is asked to please contact:
- Det. Sgt. Paula McAllister, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, (408) 808-4500
- Det. Ryan Chan, San Jose Police Department, 408-277-4166
- Det. Sgt. Hoesing, Santa Clara Police Department, 408-615-4814