Days after a couple of San Francisco banks were knocked off only hours apart, the San Francisco Police Department continues to seek the culprits.
The first heist went down at 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday, when, according to SFPD spokesperson Officer Gordon Shyy, a 50-something white guy wearing a grey shirt and carrying a red bag walked into a bank in the first block of Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Financial District.
There's a Wells Fargo located at 1 Montgomery Street, but as SFPD policy dictates that the department does not routinely give out the names of businesses at which crimes occur, Shyy did not confirm that this was where the robbery took place.
The red-bag-carrying man passed the teller a note demanding money, then mimed to the teller that he had a handgun in his pocket. In response, the teller handed him an undisclosed amount of cash, Shyy says.
The man fled on foot after stuffing the dough into the bag.
Just hours later, at 4:05 p.m., a robber with a different description, but a very similar M.O., took down a Noe Valley bank.
In that case, a 20-30-year-old black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and black and white shoes hit a bank on 24th Street between Church and Vicksburg Streets.
There's a Sterling Bank & Trust located at 3800 24th Street, but as in the day's earlier robbery, Shyy did not confirm that this was the scene of the crime.
Also as in the last case, the robber handed the teller a note demanding cash and mimed that he had a gun. The teller fulfilled his request with an, again, undisclosed amount of cash, and the man ran away.
Shyy did not provide any information on security or surveillance video or stills in either robbery, but did say that anyone with information regarding either heist is urged to contact SFPD at 415-575-4444 or to text a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.