money.jpgTwo banks were robbed within a few hours of each other in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning, police said today.

The first robbery was reported at about 9:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Sutter Street, which is near Stockton.

The suspect, a man believed to be between 35 and 40 years old, entered the bank and approached a teller, then took out a gun and demanded money, according to police.

The teller complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who fled on foot, police said.

Then at about 11:30 a.m., another bank was robbed in the 300 block of Clay Street, which is near Front.

The suspect, described as a man about 30 years old, entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. The employee gave him cash and he fled on foot, according to police.

No arrests had been made in either robbery as of this morning, and police did not say whether they believe there is any connection between the two cases.

Anyone with information about either robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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