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Quick-Thinking Bank Employee Thwarts Rockridge Robbery Attempt

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two masked men who tried to rob a bank in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood Wednesday morning were foiled by a quick-thinking employee who locked them out, police said.

The robbery was reported at 10:13 a.m. in the 6000 block of College Avenue, police Officer J. Moore said.

Two masked men tried to enter the First Federal Savings bank at 6058 College Ave. but were spotted by a bank employee and locked out, police said in a statement this afternoon.

Bank employees did not see any weapons in the suspects’ possession, according to Moore.

One suspect was described as a male in his late teens or early 20s, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and wearing a white plastic mask on his face, a light blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, police said.

The other suspect was described as a black male in his late teens or early 20s standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and a charcoal or gray hooded sweatshirt pulled over his face.

Police said the two fled in a beige four-door Toyota Camry or Corolla that was last seen near Harwood Avenue off of College Avenue.

Anyone who spots the suspects or their car has been asked to call 911 or Oakland police at (510) 777-3333 or the Oakland police robbery section at (510) 238-3326.

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