Police Ask For Help Identifying Oakland Bank Robbers

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police have released photos of two suspects in the latest robbery at an Oakland bank branch that was robbed twice in December.

The two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the Bank of the West branch at 4900 Telegraph Ave. at around 9:05 a.m. on Dec. 21, police said.

The man with the gun approached the teller window and demanded money while the second suspect held off a security guard, police said.

The men took cash and fled on foot.

The robber with the gun was described as a black man in his mid-30s, about 6 feet tall and roughly 250 pounds, with short black hair and a beard.

He was wearing a white baseball cap, a cellphone earpiece in his left ear, a long-sleeve white button-down shirt, gray tie, blank pants and white tennis shoes.

The second suspect was a black man between 25 and 30 years old, also about 6 feet tall, weighing about 200 pounds, with short black hair.

He was wearing a tan or gray baseball cap, sunglasses and a blue long-sleeve button-down shirt with black jeans and black shoes with white soles.

The Police Department and Oakland Crime Stoppers have offered a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in this case.

The investigation is ongoing.

The same Bank of the West branch was hit by robbers on Dec. 10, according to police.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call Oakland police Investigator N. Calogne at (510) 238-3326.

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