A 50-year-old man wearing a t-shirt and khaki pants walked into a bank on the corner of 22nd and Mission streets Monday at 3:45 p.m. and passed a note to a 27-year-old teller, police reported.
He wanted some money. The teller handed over an undisclosed sum and the bank robber fled on foot.
No one has been arrested.
“All banks have a silent hold-up alarm that is triggered,” said Officer Albie Esparza, adding that police are reviewing the surveillance video.
The teller, he said, “was distraught.” Esparza added that handing over the money was a smart thing to do. “Banks are insured and for the security of everyone in the bank” giving the robber some cash made sense, he said.
There was no indication that the robber was armed, Esparza said. The man had black hair, is about 5 ft. 9 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, he said.
The police report said that the robbery took place at a bank on the corner of 22nd and Mission streets where both Wells Fargo and the U.S. Bank have branches.
The U.S. Bank was closed on Monday for President’s Day weekend.
Wells Fargo was open, but the bank manager has yet to return our phone calls. Police do not give out exact locations.
We will add details as we get them.