We've told you about a lot of robberies over the last ten years. But few have been as stylish as a couple of San Francisco's most recent heists. Jeez, are even our criminals getting fancy?
On Friday afternoon at around 3:54 p.m., the San Francisco Police Department says that a woman with green-streaked hair (bold fashion move!) robbed a bank on the 400 block of Brannan Street, which is between Third and Fourth Streets.
There's a Wells Fargo bank located at 490 Brannan Street. It appears to be the only blank on that SoMa block, but a SFPD spokesperson, stating department policy, says that the name of the specific bank could not be confirmed.
According to the police, the robber, a 25- to 30-year-old black woman who stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a hair color most of us associate with The Joker (hey, he robbed banks too!) handed a teller a note demanding money. The teller complied, and the woman was last seen fleeing east on Brannan, and remains at large.
Then on Monday at 2:30 p.m. two men in what police say was likely a black Escalade (which everyone knows from their ubiquitous commercials is the ride of royalty) robbed a bank on the 3900 block of 24th Street, which is between Noe and Sanchez Streets.
Police say that both suspects entered the bank, and the first man, who police say was in his 20s, approached the teller and demanded money while brandishing a handgun. The second suspect, described as a man in his 40s, ducked behind the bank's counter and took money from the teller's open drawers.
The two men left the scene in what witnesses believe to have been one of Cadillac's luxury SUVs. Interestingly, the SFPD says that about two hours later, at 4:17 p.m., a 39-year-old woman walking at Fulton and Scott Streets, which is right on Alamo Square Park, was approached by two men who tore her purse from her "after a brief struggle." The men then hopped into yet another black Escalade (or was it the same one?) driven by a third man and fled.
Yes, we know that the descriptions two (?) sets of Escalade Bandits are sparse — we asked SFPD for more details, but that was all they had to provide. What they did tell us is that anyone with information on any of these cases should call SFPD anonymously at 415-575-4444 or to text them your tip at TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.