LIVERMORE (CBS / BCN) — Police asked for the public’s help in locating the man who robbed a Livermore bank on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency calls reporting the robbery in progress at the Bank of America at 1748 Railroad Ave. came in about 2:30 p.m., police said, and police were simultaneously alerted that the bank’s robbery alarm had been activated.

The robber waited in the bank teller line, and once he made it to the front of the line he confronted the teller with a gun and demanded money, police said.

The man, described as a white or light-skinned Hispanic man, ran from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No getaway vehicle was seen, police said.

Police created a perimeter around the bank and secured the facility before receiving information that the suspect was entering Interstate Highway 580 heading west toward Castro Valley.

Officers followed the robber’s trail to an apartment complex in Oakland near Piedmont. Another perimeter was set up, and the California Highway Patrol and Oakland police assisted in a search of the area, which failed to yield the man.

The gunman, who was captured on surveillance video, is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds, police said.

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Comments (21)
  1. mechanic says:

    What a dumb $hit! Bank robbery is the stupidest crime one can commit. You are on surveillance video; plus you then have the FBI after you for a Federal felony crime!
    Not to mention …. most of the $$ that you get from a teller is marked and easy to identify as part of the stolen stuff. Very dumb!

    1. DaPoPoMan says:

      Actually the FBI does not really become interested until you rob several banks.

    2. Me says:

      The money isn’t marked either, they stopped doing that years ago at banks. They don’t do the ink packs either because robbers know about them and it could make them angry which could get people hurt. All banks do now is photo copy/record the serial numbers of a small pack of $20s at the bottom of the drawer and hope they turn up to track them down.

  2. JaneQPublic says:

    I agree with Mechanic. Bank robbery is among the most SOLVED crimes. I once read that only 8% of bank robbers are not eventually caught.- which means 92% ARE CAUGHT. Totally DUMB!

  3. 2ndamendmentdefender says:

    Why does it have to start out “Gun-Toting”??? So you could get more readers, using the “g” word? Mention a gun, people panic and ad revenue goes up.


    1. DaPoPoMan says:

      They chose ‘gun-toting’ because it sounds cool and the liberal media hate guns and think we would become a Utopian society if guns were banned. They live in a state of denial about how the world really functions. Most bank robbers only present notes but they have a cool photo of this criminal pointing his gun at the teller. He’s even holding it ‘gangsta style.’ By his appearance and apparel choices he is from ‘da hood’ and embraces the ‘gangsta/thug’ lifestyle. Let’s all think if you dress like this and people profile you as being a thug, do you really have to wonder why they do?

      1. Rt in Danville says:

        Hey PooPoo Man, why does your post insinuate that bank robbers are thugs from the da hood? Stats show bank robbers are by far white men from poor white communities (trailer park) that steal to feed their meth or coke addiction. By the way, our mutual friends question why you try to pose yourself as a law enforcement officer. We’re getting worried for you. Last time your brother checked, your Kaiser medical card is still active. Kaiser offers counseling for $10 a session. Stop watching cop shows on tv.

      2. DaPoPoMan says:

        This particular bank robber is from ‘da hood.’ And lets think about your assertion about statistics. Hmmm, since whites are the majority population in this country, then yes, they are the majority of bank robbers.

        Who are ‘our mutual friends?’ I do not pose myself as a LEO. I am one, moron. I have no brothers or sisters for that matter, so… Since you feel a need to attack me on a personal level due to a posting over a news story, I believe you’re the one who needs counseling. I do not watch cop shows on TV because all they portray is the worst type of police at work, usually in other states by the way. Why are you being a pretentious snob in Danville? Is it because you have Danville Police Services to kiss your a##?

  4. HacksonTern says:


    becase he had GUN. Do you want them to say. Metal Sound Making Device-Toting ??


  5. artie ybarra says:

    if this were a DUI siduation he would have been caught by livermore police,number one in the nation because they are crooked.

    1. RealityCheck says:

      I don’t know about the DUI part but I agree livermore police have serious problems.

  6. Larry says:

    Glad it was BOA, the guy was just gettting his excess overdraft fees back.

  7. X con says:

    God bless him, I hope he gets away with it.

  8. HapaMan says:

    Hahaha…he’s been watching alot of movies….not the sideways gun. LOL….don’t bend over for the soap after you get caught bro!

  9. Cornbred says:

    Rt in Danville… Just in… you can be white and thug. As well as live in the hood.

  10. Dug says:

    thats a water pistol

  11. Rt in Danville says:

    Hey PooPoo Man – Sun Valley Mall Security Officer does not count as a Law Enforcement Officer. Jim and Barb, Mike and Jessica, Steve, Dieter and Sue all laugh at your tall tale of posing as a “Law Enforcement Officer” on KCBS …..The Gig is up.

    1. DaPoPoMan says:

      RT you really need to stop smoking whatever it is you are on. The last time I was at the Sun Valley Mall was maybe 7 years ago. Whether you believe it or not I have been a cop for twenty years so I do know whereof I speak. Plus, I really do not give a rat’s a## what you think. You are obviously a moron and you lack the wit to even come post a scathing retort. So go play with your dieter and have a nice night. I can’t wait to see your response.

  12. William Patrick Mosely says:

    Sadly, the thinking process of all these coyboys falls seriously short on “Crime” vs “Time” spent in prison playing “Drop the Soap” with favorite cellmates.

  13. artie says:

    number hundred and one in the nation in catching thieves and number one in catchjng drunk drivers,why is that maybe they are scared of guns,weasley morgon over 2,100DUIs O robbers,in LIVERMORE Ca.check it out.

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