Police seek help finding bank robber

June 26, 2009 10:47:14 PM PDT
San Jose police today are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a credit union in April.

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According to police, the suspect used a small silver semi-automatic handgun to rob the MeriWest Credit Union at 5615 Chesbro Ave. on April 25. He entered the building at approximately 9:25 a.m., went to a teller window, pushed aside a customer and demanded cash.

The man showed his gun and gave the teller a plastic grocery bag to fill with money, according to police.

Police are looking for a man between 25 and 30 years old and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall. Because the suspect covered his face with a black cloth and a gray hooded sweatshirt, the Police Department's robbery unit has few other identifying details to work with, according to Officer Jose Garcia.

Today police also released security camera photos of the suspect at the time of the robbery.

"We're hoping somebody recognizes the clothing or sees something that triggers a call," Garcia said.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Detective Keith Mizuhara at (408) 277-4166. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can use the Crime Stoppers tip line at (408) 947-7867. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest and conviction.

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