Bank Robber Claiming To Be Armed With Bomb, Gun Makes Off With Cash

A man claiming to have a gun and a bomb robbed a bank on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, police said today.

At about 1:45 p.m. Thursday, the suspect, described as a man in his early 30s, entered a bank in the 700 block of Van Ness Avenue, near Turk Street.

He approached a female bank teller and told her that he had both a gun and a bomb, police said.

The suspect then demanded that the teller hand over cash in $50 and $100 bills, according to police.

The teller complied and handed the suspect cash, which he placed inside a motorcycle helmet before fleeing the bank, police said.

San Francisco police have not yet arrested any suspects and have not confirmed whether the bank robber did indeed have a gun or a bomb in his possession.

Anyone with information about the bank robbery is urged to contact police and may do so anonymously by calling (415) 575-4444 or texting a tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” followed by the message.

Hannah Albarazi, Bay City News

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