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Suspected Capitola Bank Robber Offers Money For Getaway Ride

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(CBS)

CAPITOLA (AP) — Police say a bank robber forgot to set up a getaway ride, so he offered $1,000 to people on the street for a lift after the heist.

Capitola police say a man in his 40s or 50s entered a bank at
11:40 a.m. on Saturday and ordered $20 and $100 bills from the
teller.

Police say the man then jumped onto the counter, pushed the
teller and grabbed money from the till. They did not say how much
money he took.

About a block from the bank, witnesses told investigators that a
man was offering $1,000 to anyone who would give him a ride to
Santa Cruz.

The California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz police and Capitola police searched for the suspect, but have not found him.

Police believe is a transient, and are looking to interview
anyone who may have given him a ride.

(© CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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