Berkeley bank robbed twice in two weeks

May 7, 2009 1:06:02 PM PDT
The Berkeley Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a man suspected of robbing the same bank twice in two weeks.

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The suspect allegedly robbed the Bank of America branch at 2347 Telegraph Ave. at about 1:15 p.m. on April 23 and at about 12:10 p.m. Monday.

He allegedly handed the teller a note that indicated he had a gun and demanded cash before fleeing the bank, police said.

Bank of America is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

He is described as a black man in his 40s, standing between 5 feet 11 inches and 6 feet 2 inches with a medium build and scruffy beard.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Berkeley police at (510) 981-5742 or (510) 981-5900. To remain anonymous, call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers tip line at (800) 222-TIPS.

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