Aborted Bank Robbery on Valencia Street

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The 40-something gentleman walked into a bank on the 200 block of Valencia Street at 1:02 p.m. Thursday and gave the teller a note, according to police.

He wanted money. The teller refused and notified her supervisor, who then called the police. The 40-something aborted his robbery to quietly, and presumably quickly, leave the bank.

No arrests have been made.

While police do not report where a crime took place, there is a Chase Manhattan branch at 299 Valencia Street. We will update this story if we are able to get more information.

Bank robberies are not as uncommon as one would think. In January of 2013, a bank on the same block was successfully robbed at 6:10 p.m. And in February of this year, the Wells Fargo on Mission and 22nd Street was robbed.

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  1. scum

    There is only one bank on that block, fact check please.

  2. Jules

    You should look up the definition of gentleman. A bank robber would not qualify.

  3. Godzuki

    Maybe putting a bank across from Valencia Gardens wasn’t that smart. It’s already been robbed twice. LOL

    • Maybe supplying lazy losers with nicer housing than the average San Francisco can afford, paid for by the tax payers, is not a good idea. Maybe we could eliminate that crime infested block and use the money to fix pot holes, some thing everyone could benefit from, not just a few lucky losers.

    • landline

      Without evidence that Valencia Gardens’ residents are responsible for the bank robberies, Godzuki’s ostensibly humorous comment just feeds negative stereotypes about public housing residents as expressed by the comment right above this one.

      • John

        The thing with stereotypes is that they express correlations that are true much of the time. It’s not like there is no basis to the idea here.

        If we analyzed those convicted of robbing banks, I’d be willing to bet that there would more from the projects than there would be from the golf club.

        The area that used to have the highest crime rate in SF was the area immediately around the huge public housing project over by Army St., until it was demolished, whereupon the crime rate there went significantly lower.

        Coincidence? Not many would say so.

  4. landline

    Things I learned today.

    Jews are greedy.
    Blacks have big dicks.
    Johns pay for sex.
    Country club members own the law makers so their thievery is legal or unpunished.

    The last one I knew already.

    • John

      Thanks for your reply to my post, landline. Good to see you back jousting with me. Let me correct you.

      Whenever someone notes a correlation, those who do not like it call it a “stereotype” as if that totally refutes the categorization regardless of how true it is.

      The problem with that is that you end up defending hopeless causes, like your idea that crime isn’t higher around public housing projects.

  5. landline

    I prefer facts to speculation. So when someone has evidence that a resident of Valencia Gardens (or Bernal Dwellings) robbed this or any other bank, please share it.

    Until then, we’re stuck with a hater of poor people who likes to boast about his purchasing of sex from drug addicted sex workers and an obsessive, clearly mentally ill person who babbles incessantly and mostly incomprehensibly in a pseudo-authoritarian fashion about things about which he knows little or nothing. He should follow the advice of Mark Twain who wisely wrote, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

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