Police Investigating Two Bank Robberies Monday

Two separate bank robberies were reported in different parts of San Francisco on Monday afternoon and evening, according to police.

The first robbery was reported around 3:20 p.m. at a bank in the 1000 block of Stockton Street in the city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

The suspect, described as a man between 25 and 35 years old, entered the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding money, police said.

The teller complied and handed over cash to the suspect, who fled south on Stockton Street, according to police.

Then at 5:53 p.m., another bank robbery was reported on Buckingham Way in the Stonestown Galleria mall complex, police said.

The suspect in the second robbery also handed a note to a teller demanding money and then left with cash in a satchel, fleeing west on Buckingham Way, according to police.

No one was injured in either robbery. Police did not immediately say whether they consider the two cases to be related.

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

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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