Robber strikes supermarket bank in Santa Rosa
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
A U.S. Bank branch inside a Santa Rosa Safeway store was robbed Tuesday for the second time in 5½ weeks.
The Mendocino Avenue bank was hit shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said. It's the second time it's been struck since Feb. 14.
Grocery bank counters have been a frequent target amid a flood of bank robberies in recent months, including several that surveillance photos suggest may be the work of a single individual. The robber Tuesday was described as a white male about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and wearing a black hooded sweater, sunglasses and some kind of hat. Emergency dispatchers said he came into the store with a demand note but did not display a weapon.
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