A man who police say is responsible for at least ten recent bank robberies in San Francisco is behind bars today, after a monthlong investigation into a Thanksgiving-week credit union heist.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson Officer Albie Esparza, 38-year-old Frederick Black is allegedly behind "multiple bank robberies in the city," the majority of which took place in the Financial District.
Police first got on Black's tail after he allegedly knocked off an SF credit union on November 26. A month later, on December 27, police managed to track Black down in "the Mid Market area," and arrested him for outstanding warrants and the credit union job, Esparza says.
After what Esparza describes as a "diligent investigation," SFPD connected Black to ten heists, for which Esparza says Black has also been charged. (We don't have a booking photo of Black to show you yet, as Esparza says that there are still "identification pending matters".)
Police aren't done with this case yet: Esparza says that the investigation still is ongoing, and asks anyone with information on this series of bank robberies to contact SFPD investigators anonymously at 415-575-4444 or to text-a-tip to TIP411 with SFPD at the start of the message.